Philly DA Candidate Reveals $200K COH Total

Joe KhanProsecutor Joe Khan issued the first fundraising numbers of their campaign.

Since he declared his candidacy back in September, Khan has raised more than $200,000 and apparently has about the same amount in cash on hand. This includes 450 donors with an average under $500.

“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will be able to communicate my story of fighting corruption and violence to Philadelphians looking for fresh leadership and a fairer system of justice,” Khan stated. “It is simply not acceptable that Seth Williams concealed tens of thousands of dollars in questionable gifts while punishing others for failing to report far less, that he continues to hide his tax returns from the public, and that he refuses to answer questions about the federal investigation that has put a cloud of suspicion over our District Attorney’s Office. It’s time to move Philadelphia forward with a fresh start.”

The campaign also revealed some key campaign hires.

Brendan McPhillips will serve as General Consultant while Dean Levitan and Trish Hoppey of The Pivot Group is in charge of direct mail and strategy consulting. Finally, SP Media Group’s Terrie Pickerill and Ken Snyder are media consultants.

“These folks have records of winning campaigns nationally and right here in Philadelphia,” Khan added. “I’m excited to have them on board to help me provide Philadelphians a more honest and fairer criminal justice system that works for everyone.”

7 Responses

  1. Diano exactly.

    This is also when his situation will get desperate. With his job on the line he’ll be more likely to cross the line from begging to coercing. He’ll also be more prone to converting campaign money into personal use.

    Keep in mind that Chaka Fattah’s run for mayor was his undoing.

    It would be interesting to hear where Negrin and Deni stand so far.

  2. Who is going to piss away money on Seth while a potential (likely?) FBI indictment hangs over his head?

    It’s not like Seth can un-ring the bell on all the news about failing to report gifts which are going to dominate campaign ads against him. His opponents won’t even have to lie to smear him. He smeared himself.

    What’s Seth’s campaign slogan going to be: “I know how to catch crooks, because they use the same tricks I do.” ?

  3. That’s a LOT of money in a short amount of time for a relative newcomer to the Philadelphia politics scene. In fact, I think that’s more than Williams ever raised in a year.

    “The more the merrier” only applies if Williams has the funding. His “race just got real” email upon learning of Khan’s fundraising suggests that it just now occurred to Seth that he’s in deeper shit than he thought. Elsewhere in the news today it looks like he’s about to lose the Archdiocese case over misconduct.

    People may be assuming that Seth has a constituency that will always vote for him. Recent events have shown that they might just stay home.

  4. khan looks qualified and impressive for top law enforcement job having actually been a prosecutor. (unlike shapiro. ) even the devil himself would be a better candidate than corrupt and clueless seth williams. will he be induced b his own DA’s office, inquiring minds want to know…

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