Debbie Wachspress recently announced that she raised more than both of her competitors combined, in the Democratic primary to take on Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.
Wachspress raised more than $235,000 between October and December of last year, with nearly 80 percent of her contributions coming in increments of $200 or below and all of her contributions coming from individual donors, not corporate PACs. She starts off the election year with more than $350,000 in the bank, having raised nearly half of a million dollars so far this cycle.
“I am so humbled by the outpouring of support for my campaign,” Wachspress said. “As I talk to voters across Bucks and Montgomery counties, it’s clear that they want change. They want a member of Congress with the courage to stand up and fight for more affordable health care, better protections for our environment, and smarter laws to prevent gun violence.”
This is the second quarter in a row that Wachspress has outraised all of her primary opponents combined, with the other two contenders left in the race raising roughly $10,000 and $20,000, respectively, this past quarter. She also has a 32:1 cash on hand advantage over her opponents. See chart below.
“It’s clear that Debbie is the only candidate in this race running a viable campaign,” said campaign manager, Philip Stein. “In order to beat Brian Fitzpatrick this November, we need a Democratic nominee who has the capacity to build a campaign that will be able to go toe to toe with him and his special interest allies. Debbie is the only candidate running who has proven she can do that.”
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