By Chris Bowman, Contributing Writer
As the FEC released funding statistics for the respective national parties campaign committees, not only did the democratic representatives donate more to their respective committee, but PA’s Allyson Schwartz (D-13) contributed more than former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Congresswoman Schwartz donated $150,000 of her own raised funds, while Pelosi kicked in $100,000.
Schwartz, located in a the democratic stronghold on southern Montgomery County and Philadelphia, raised nearly $3 million during the 2010 campaign. This sum, nearly double that of the average house member, was donated largely by individuals (59%). However, major industries that donated to her campaign include Lawyers/Law Firms and Health Professionals. She has donated over $350k to the Democratic National Campaign Committee since 2009. Other major expenditures from Schwartz include more than $1.5 million spent on media through Media Strategies and Research located in Fairfax, VA.
Schwartz also serves as a recruiter for the DCCC and has reportedly been meeting with Safe Schools Advocate Jack Stollsteimer to encourage him to challenge freshman Congressman Pat Meehan in 2012.