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