PA8: Cartwright Raises Nearly $515K in Q2
A better second quarter for the Lackawanna County Democrat.
He entered July with just under $920,000 cash on hand and has raised $1.03 million in the election cycle-to-date.
In the first three months of the year, Cartwright’s campaign raised just over $475,000.
Cartwright’s 2021 second quarter is significantly higher than the amount he raised at the same point in the previous cycle.
In his July 2019 filing, Cartwright raised close to $290,000, while bringing just under $820,000 cash on hand into the 3rd quarter.
According to Open Secrets, Cartwright significantly outraised and outspent his GOP challenger, Jim Bognet, in 2020. Cartwright’s campaign raised $3.8 million in the previous election cycle, while Bognet raised $1.5 million. Cartwright’s campaign spent $4.1 million in the previous election cycle, while Bognet’s campaign spent $1.38 million.
Cartwright also currently has a significant cash advantage over the lone Republican candidate that has formally announced his entrance into the race.
Teddy Daniels, a former police officer and wounded combat Army veteran, who finished second in the GOP primary in 2020, is also seeking the GOP nomination in 2022.
Daniels has raised $165,000 in the election cycle-to-date, although $30,000 of it is from a loan he gave to his campaign in a previous quarter.
Cartwright is the lone Democrat in the state to represent a Trump won district and is currently one of four Pennsylvania Democrats being targeted by the NRCC in 2022, along with Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Chester), Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) and Susan Wild (D-Lehigh).
However, Pennsylvania will lose a seat after redistricting, making it difficult for any challenger and incumbent to accurately size up their 2022 prospects.