Thursday, July 30, 2015

Strouse to report $470k on hand in PA-8 race

Democrat Kevin Strouse, running for U.S. House in Pennsylvania Eight, says he raised slightly more than $200,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has about $470,000 on hand.

Strouse to report $470k on hand in PA-8 race


Democrat Kevin Strouse, the Army combat veteran running for U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s Eighth District, says he raised slightly more than $200,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has at least $470,000 on hand for a challenge to Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick.

“I am honored to have the support of so many hard working men and women in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, who want and deserve a representative who gets things done and works to find reasonable solutions to problems instead of playing partisan games that waste our tax dollars and hurt the economy,” Strouse said in a statement.

By comparison to Strouse’s showing, the last Democrat to have won the seat, former Rep. Patrick J. Murphy, raised a shade under $98,000 in the final three months of 2005, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The filing deadline for campaign-finance reports is Friday, but campaigns often release summaries early in order to signal what they see as fundraising strength. Strouse’s campaign said it would report nearly 2,000 individual donors, and said it had raised a total of $600,000 since

Bucks County small-business owner Shaughnessy Naughton is challenging Strouse for the Democratic nomination.

Murphy, an Army veteran of Iraq, defeated Fitzpatrick in 2006, a wave year for Democrats as voters had grown weary of the Iraq war and scandals involving prominent Republican House members. Fitzpatrick knocked off Murphy in a rematch in 2010, the year the GOP took back the House amid the tea party reaction against the growth of government spending.

The Eighth District, centered in Bucks County with parts of Montgomery County, is one of the few truly competitive districts, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has chosen Strouse as their preferred candidate.

Strouse is an Army Ranger veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and served as a CIA officer before moving to the district to run for Congress. He is a native of Delaware County.


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