Q2: Congressional Breakdown 2016

moneyWith all FEC reports now in, we take a look at the results for every congressional district.

2016’s second quarter runs from April 7th, 2016 to June 30th, 2016.

Below we’ve included the top-line numbers for every district in the commonwealth, which includes the amounts raised, spent, and current cash on hand. Also, each incumbent is identified in italics along with their PVI and the year they were first sworn into Congress.


Rep. Bob Brady-D+28-1998

Raised: $130,874

Spent: $57,105

COH: $561,242

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/249/201607159020576249/201607159020576249.pdf

The Philly Dem made some significant contributions to other members of his party. For instance, the Chester Democratic Party got $10,000 and Steve Santarsiero received $2,000. Perhaps the most intriguing donation, considering this Philly Mag piece, is his $2,000 gift to NJ Rep. Donald Norcross.


Rep. Chaka Fattah-D+38-1995

Raised: $19,428

Spent: $24,029

COH: $7,536

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/926/201607169020673926/201607169020673926.pdf

This could be the last FEC report of Fattah’s long career after the guilty verdicts last June and his recent resignation.

Dwight Evans

Raised: $240,775

Spent: $489,224

COH: $75,495

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/614/201607159020667614/201607159020667614.pdf

Evans doesn’t have much cash, but in this district he won’t need much.


Rep. Mike Kelly-R+8-2011

Raised: $273,871

Spent: $104,057

COH: $844,281

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/964/201607159020586964/201607159020586964.pdf

With that cash on hand total, Rep. Kelly’s going to have a lot of friends coming out of the woodwork.


Rep. Scott Perry-R+9-2013

Raised: $106,322

Spent: $48,557

COH: $334,620

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/120/201607159020593120/201607159020593120.pdf

Just in time to give to others, Rep. Perry’s numbers are finally beginning to pick up.


Rep. Glenn Thompson-R+8-2009

Raised: $150,804

Spent: $127,539

COH: $345,492

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/584/201607149020479584/201607149020479584.pdf

Congressman Thompson is in solid financial shape in a Republican-favored district.

Kerith Strano Taylor

Raised: $12,288

Spent: $12,088

COH: $11,635

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/880/201607159020492880/201607159020492880.pdf

Taylor is going to need more to take this GOP seat.


Rep. Ryan Costello-R+2-2015

Raised: $350,649

Spent: $167,354

COH: $1,401,392

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/086/201607159020492086/201607159020492086.pdf

The freshman has an impressive cash on hand total and is well positioned for November.

Mike Parrish

Raised: $70,662

Spent: $41,841

COH: $44,731

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/225/201607159020669225/201607159020669225.pdf

Some labor cash has helped Parrish but the gap is still enormous.


Rep. Pat Meehan-R+2-2011

Raised: $329,967

Spent: $481,096

COH: $2,372,375

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/769/201607159020600769/201607159020600769.pdf

Rep. Meehan continues to rake in the money.

Mary Ellen Balchunis

Raised: $33,532

Spent: $27,768

COH: $23,101

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/521/201607159020598521/201607159020598521.pdf

For someone who is very popular in local Democratic circles, Balchunis is a terrible fundraiser who can’t compete with a gap like that.


Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick-R+1-2011

Raised: $1,500

Spent: $21,117

COH: $970,278

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/601/201607159020541601/201607159020541601.pdf

Fitzpatrick gave another $10,000 to the Bucks County GOP. Expect even with his brother as the nominee.

Brian Fitzpatrick

Raised: $495,692

Spent: $218,628

COH: $690,440

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/985/201607159020559985/201607159020559985.pdf

The first-time candidate continues to bring in cash at a more than healthy pace.

Steve Santarsiero

Raised: $485,190

Spent: $395,363

COH: $391,433

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/740/201607159020660740/201607159020660740.pdf

Contrary to initial reports, Santarsiero finished just behind Fitzpatrick instead of ahead.


Rep. Bill Shuster-R+14-2001

Raised: $426,770

Spent: $906,504

COH: $892,426

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/039/201607159020589039/201607159020589039.pdf

Despite the burn rate, Shuster will be prepared if he has to face Halvorson again this year.

Art Halvorson

Raised: $300

Spent: $59,453

COH: $61,025

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/721/201607159020664721/201607159020664721.pdf

This may not be the end of Halvorson in 2016.


Rep. Tom Marino-R+12-2011

Raised: $138,451

Spent: $95,863

COH: $427,884

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/570/201607159020557570/201607159020557570.pdf

His cash on hand total will be more than enough in this district.


Rep. Lou Barletta-R+6-2011

Raised: $237,914

Spent: $145,229

COH: $416,138

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/900/201607159020587900/201607159020587900.pdf

The incumbent’s fundraising has become to pick up.

Mark Marsicano

Raised: $200,450

Spent: $26,656

COH: $273,082

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/949/201607059020112949/201607059020112949.pdf

The candidate loaned a massive $200,000 to his campaign.


Rep. Keith Rothfus-R+9-2013

Raised: $286,760

Spent: $100,872

COH: $1,303,929

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/582/201607159020559582/201607159020559582.pdf

Rep. Rothfus’ got a helpful boost from PAC money.

Erin McClelland

Raised: $28,312

Spent: $23,916

COH: $29,455

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/885/201607159020620885/201607159020620885.pdf

A plumbers’ union provided $10,000 of the Democrat’s second quarter total.


Rep. Brendan Boyle-D+13-2015

Raised: $156,931

Spent: $160,335

COH: $493,404

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/056/201607149020449056/201607149020449056.pdf

Boyle was able to give 320,000 to the DCCC but he was even more generous to his brother, Kevin Boyle who received $47,500.


Rep. Michael Doyle-D+15-1995

Raised: $119,667

Spent: $148,438

COH: $242,564

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/551/201607109020386551/201607109020386551.pdf

Rep. Doyle isn’t posting great numbers, but then again he doesn’t need to.


Rep. Charlie Dent-R+2-2005

Raised: $347,576

Spent: $150,109

COH: $1,418,091

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/307/201607149020477307/201607149020477307.pdf

A seven-digit treasure chest protects Dent and his maverick ways.


Rep. Joe Pitts-R+4-1997

Raised: $685

Spent: $23,019

COH: $79,011

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/141/201607119020403141/201607119020403141.pdf

The perks of impending retirement: no more fundraising responsibilities.

Lloyd Smucker

Raised: $470,079

Spent: $372,243

COH: $203,085

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/194/201607159020587194/201607159020587194.pdf

The Republican State Sen. loaned his campaign $280K this quarter.

Christina Hartman

Raised: $169,949

Spent: $91,326

COH: $205,611

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/863/201607159020597863/201607159020597863.pdf

Hartman’s fundraising numbers are steadily improving, which may explain why the DCCC named PA-16 one of their “emerging races” this month.


Rep. Matt Cartwright-D+4-2013

Raised: $122,474

Spent: $146,169

COH: $710,730

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/600/201607159020655600/201607159020655600.pdf

This is a seat that is more partisan than its PVI score would indicate, meaning Cartwright can spread his cash around to fellow Democrats.


Rep. Tim Murphy-R+10-2003

Raised: $180,092

Spent: $116,630

COH: $1,289,796

Link: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/569/201607159020585569/201607159020585569.pdf

Should be good for the rest of the year and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. Nick, where are the reports for challengers in PA-15 Daugherty and PA-17 Connolly?

  2. “Contrary to initial reports, Santarsiero finished just behind Fitzpatrick instead of ahead.”

    Ummm… he wasn’t even close. Santarsiero netted $90K, while Fitzpatrick netted $277K. Who cares how much money you blow on fundraisers attended predominately by committeepeople? If you spend $49 dollars a plate for a $50 per head fundraiser, you’re not really fundraising at that point.

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