Saturday, February 02, 2008

The money primary

The FEC Pennsylvania 10th CD page has been updated with the raw numbers from the candidates that have filed to date. It doesn't have Paul Swiderski's report yet and Davis Haire is showing he has raised only $450 so far. Chris Hackett and Dan Meuser have about the same amount of cash on hand as of 12/31/07.

Meuser's campaign is happy with the numbers. From a press release:

Momentum for Meuser Continues

Large crowds, major endorsements and fundraising propel Meuser

Today, the Federal Election Commission made available fundraising reports from the Fourth Quarter of 2007. This is the first time the Republican field and the sitting Congressman reported fundraising together. Off the heels of major endorsements and his district wide 2008 Campaign kick-off Tour, Dan Meuser reported over 400k raised in the 4th Quarter.

Meuser out raised Congressman Carney by a 2-1 margin, with the Congressman raising a little over $200,000, and his nearest GOP competitor by over a 5-1 margin, as he raised $70,000 from individuals. Meuser also had 4 times the number of donors as his nearest GOP competitor.

“I am humbled and grateful for the out pouring of support our campaign has received through out the district,” Meuser said. “We will continue work hard and earn the support and trust of voters in the 10th”

Senator Rick Santorum, Mayor Lou Barletta as well as former candidates Ely and Peters have strengthened Dan Meuser’s conservative credentials in his run for the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District. Dan is honored to have General Dan O’Neill, Keith Eckel and Representative Merle Phillips as the Honorary Chairman for our Campaign to win the Republican nomination.

In addition to the fundraising and endorsements, Dan recently traveled the district kicking off the primary campaign. Dan attracted over 1,000 people combined at events in Northumberland, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford, Pike and Wayne Counties.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess this shows the momentum of the Meuser camp. With his business background, creation of countless jobs, and support of disabled Americans, it's no wonder Meuser is the one in the lead.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't you have at least used a different word than "momentum" that you already used in your press release.

Besides which Carney polled way ahead of Meuser, so he's not anywhere close to the lead...

Anonymous said...

He took Senator Biden's "Joe"mentum and made it his own.

West Side Republican said...

Boring, waste of my time!