Rep. Mark Critz (D-Cambria) has reported his strongest fundraising quarter since being elected to office, having raised $596,496 between April 5 and June 30.
The campaign raised $435,000 since the April 24 primary and had $428,000 by the end of the quarter.
“We have been building momentum since the primary and we are in a strong position financially as we head into the fall,” Critz said in a press release.
“Our successful fundraising effort shows that the people of Western Pennsylvania know that I am working to rebuild our economy and creating jobs for our region.”
Update: While his Republican challenger Keith Rothfus’ campaign raised less, at $400,000, the campaign reports that their cash on hand stands at $650,000, giving them a $200,000-plus advantage over the incumbent.
“Our campaign continues to gain huge momentum as we head into the fall,” Rothfus said. “I want to thank all those who opened up their homes and invested in getting out our message of lower taxes, less government, repealing Obamacare, saving Medicare, and empowering the job creators and the workers here in Western Pennsylvania so that we may leave a more free, more prosperous nation to our kids and grandkids.”
It is worth noting that Critz had to spend nearly every dime in a primary in the fratricidal race against Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Allegheny) in the redrawn 12th district, while Rothfus ran unopposed.