Skip to comments.Lou Barletta's fundraising outpaces Kanjorski's in second quarter
Posted on 07/16/2010 8:47:37 PM PDT by Born Conservative
Kanjorski $1 million behind where he was in 2008; 26-year incumbent only had 17 in-district donors July 16th
Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) Thursday showed that Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta raised more money in the second quarter and on the July report than 26-year incumbent Paul Kanjorski, his opponent.
The same reports showed Kanjorskis campaign was only able to get 17 donations (totaling $5,300) from people who live in the 11th Congressional District.
Lou Barletta was the only challenger in Pennsylvania to out-raise an incumbent in the second quarter and on the July report. (http://www.politicspa.com/politicspa-second-quarter-fundraising-cheat-sheet/13324/)
On Thursday, Kanjorski spokesman Ed Mitchell claimed that Mayor Barlettas fundraising trailed his 2008 effort, saying Mayor Barletta raised less this year to date than in 2008. Apparently, Mitchell was confused Lou Barlettas fundraising has exceeded where he was at this point in 2008.
On the other hand, Kanjorskis campaign coffers fall far short of his 2008 numbers: Kanjorskis current cash on hand figure trails his 2008 cash on hand total by more than $1 million. At this point in 2008, Kanjorski had $2.17 million on hand; his latest report shows just over $1 million. (Source: FEC July Quarterly reports)
2nd Qtr Fundraising (April, May and June) Lou Barletta: $236,000 Paul Kanjorski: $220,000
July FEC Report (May and June) Lou Barletta: $211,000 Paul Kanjorski: $175,000
Shawn Kelly, spokesman for Mayor Barlettas campaign, said, Paul Kanjorski still holds a cash-on-hand advantage, but is not even close to what we faced in 2008. Lou outraised Kanjorski last quarter, and we expect that to continue the rest of the way. Our latest poll shows that Mayor Barletta is in a strong position, and we have started our paid advertising campaign. When you combine all of this with our tremendous candidate and his immense popularity, we are ready for the General Election and we look forward to the campaign ahead.
Great news ping.
This shit comes up every election cycle and failure shines threw. This is a union coal cracker area and these people will vote left out of habit. I would love to see different results, but they don’t happen.
The issue that can overcome that is illegal immigration. Union types don’t want their jobs taken.
Question is, will anyone in the district wearing pajamas get dresed and go out to talk to voters and show them why they shouldn’t knee-jerk for the Dem.
Partially right. Yes, it’s possible that the lemming Dems will re-elect him by a narrow margin, but in 2008, it was Monroe County that got him in. Monroe County is essentially Jersey/New York-in-PA, and is not part of the coal region. And, Kanjorski only won by 4 percentage points back then.
I think that with the current job situation and economy, Barletta has an even better chance than the last election, if people in the district believe that Kanjorski is partially to blame for the current state of affairs.
Thanks for the ping. I think Barletta just might do it this time. Kanjorski has put his foot in his mouth one too many times.