With all FEC reports now in, we take a look at the results for every congressional district.
The third quarter runs from July 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2015.
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
The influential Philly Congressman has plenty of cash to give to his fellow Democrats.
Rep. Chaka Fattah-D+38-1995
As has been noted, Fattah’s report was horrific considering the primary trouble he is facing. The best revelation, however, has to be that Fattah received just one donation from an individual (as opposed to groups or PACs) through the entire three months.
The Lower Merion Township Commissioner entered the race just about a week out from the deadline.
Note: State Rep. Brian Sims is also running in the Democratic primary but he entered after the fundraising period ended.
Rep. Mike Kelly-R+8-2011
Given Rep. Kelly’s district and his consistent fundraising, he shouldn’t have any problems on his road to re-election.
Rep. Scott Perry-R+9-2013
While this total isn’t impressive, there’s no real opposition emerging to challenge Rep. Perry.
Rep. Glenn Thompson-R+8-2009
Rep. Thompson gave $10,500 to PA GOP candidates, including $2,500 to the State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman.
Rep. Ryan Costello-R+2-2015
The freshman Congressman is bringing in cash at a good pace as he approaches his first shot at re-election.
Note: You can check out our in-depth comparison here. Additionally, Joe Denham dropped out of the Democratic primary.
Rep. Pat Meehan-R+2-2011
Congressman Meehan continues to rake in the cash. There’s a reason this district is not thought to be competitive by prognosticators and Meehan’s fundraising ability is a big part of it.
Could this 24 year-old be for real? Her totals are decent and she is doing it without party or PAC help. She’s a long way from being a real threat to Meehan but she is definitely a hard-worker and shouldn’t be underestimated.
Mary Ellen Balchunis
At this rate, the 2014 Democratic nominee won’t be the 2016 Democratic nominee.
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick-R+1-2011
Yep, Congressman Fitzpatrick is definitely retiring. One interesting subplot is who will get that $1 million-plus that he’s sitting on.
The PA-8 Democratic primary looks like it will be one of the few contests where the candidate with the most establishment support (Santarsiero) won’t be the candidate with the most money (Naughton). You can check out our full fundraising breakdown here.
This Republican/turned Democrat/turned Republican doesn’t seem like a serious candidate right now.
Note: State Rep. Scott Petri jumped into the race after the deadline passed.
Rep. Bill Shuster-R+14-2001
Halvorson pledged to pick up the torch in September and will once again try to primary Shuster. He’ll need more cash, though, to take advantage of any weaknesses the incumbent may have.
Rep. Tom Marino-R+12-2011
Once again, these aren’t incredible numbers but with his district he doesn’t need incredible numbers.
Rep. Lou Barletta-R+6-2011
Much like Rep. Marino, Congressman Barletta isn’t blowing anyone away with his totals but it is very difficult to imagine anyone posing a serious threat to him.
All of Marsicano’s cash was the result of two loans that he made to his campaign.
Rep. Keith Rothfus-R+9-2013
With that much cash on hand, Rep. Rothfus will be very popular with his more endangered Republican colleagues.
Rep. Brendan Boyle-D+13-2015
Boyle may be a freshman but his district and war-chest virtually ensure he’ll be around for years to come.
Rep. Michael Doyle-D+15-1995
A tepid report bailed out by incumbency and a favorable PVI rating.
Rep. Charlie Dent-R+2-2005
Dent has become quite the outspoken moderate, but with that much cash on hand I doubt a primary challenger emerges. Meanwhile, that same maverick attitude makes it difficult for any Democrat to take him on.
Rep. Joe Pitts-R+4-1997
Congressman Pitts is yet another example of the importance of incumbency. He doesn’t have to break the bank to stay in office.
This is Hartman’s first FEC report but she’ll still need more cash to pose a threat to Rep. Pitts.
Rep. Matt Cartwright-D+4-2013
Rep. Cartwright won’t make any headlines with a fundraising performance like this, but he will maintain his seat.
Rep. Tim Murphy-R+10-2003
Solid numbers from someone facing no real danger.