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Meehan says he raised more than half-a-million last quarter

Meehan says he raised more than half-a-million last quarter

CORRECTION APPENDED (See bottom)

Republican congressional candidate Pat Meehan continues to raise money at fast clip.

Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, said Monday that he raked in more than $500,000 in campaign cash between April 1 and June 30. The exact numbers won’t be available until campaign finance reports are filed later this week, but Meehan’s campaign said he has now raised more than $1.6 million in his bid for the 7th District seat being left vacant by Democrat Joe Sestak. The campaign said it has more than $1 million in the bank.

State Representative Bryan Lentz (D-Delaware), Meehan’s Democratic opponent, had yet to announce quarterly fundraising numbers late Monday afternoon. But Meehan has enjoyed a steady fundraising advantage in the state’s most competitive House race.

“Voters are concerned by the big government, tax and spend agenda in Congress and know that I will serve as the voice of the forgotten taxpayer in speaking out against the policies that have overtaken Washington,” Meehan said in a statement. “We cannot continue down this path of budget deficits and ever-growing national debt, and the growing support for my campaign is a reflection of voters’ rejection of these flawed policies. I am committed to putting our nation back on the right track to economic recovery, job creation, and a balanced budget.”

Correction: This article originally misstated the time period during which Meehan’s campaign said it raised more than $500,000. It was between April 1 and June 30, not April 29 and June 30.

July 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

--Dan Hirschhorn

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  1. 1994 Again

    Jul 12th, 2010

    Easy win for the GOP.

  2. Tony Soprano

    Jul 12th, 2010

    Looks like it. How long till the DCCC pulls its resources from this district to direct money and bodies towards vulnerable incumbents?

    Sorry, boys… you might well win that Senate seat (Sestak is a hell of a campaigner, and anyone who counts him out has never lived in his district) but it’s going to cost you this House seat. Not a bad trade if you ask me.

  3. J. Hughes

    Jul 13th, 2010

    This is another impressive haul, if Lentz can’t show the Dems in Washington that he can keep up he will be left behind when it comes time to allocate resources.

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