PoliticsPA, 7/6/17 - Exclusive: Houlahan Raises $432K in Q2
By Paul Engelkemier
Democrat Chrissy Houlahan announced her fundraising totals for the second quarter, raising over $432,000. Houlahan ended the quarter with over $383,000 cash on hand.
“I am incredibly proud of the campaign we have run this past quarter,” Houlahan said in a release announcing the fundraising totals.
Houlahan is running to challenge incumbent Congressman Ryan Costello (R-Chester). Costello is targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Since announcing, Houlahan has picked up endorsements from several national Democratic organizations, and got a shout out from DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján when talking about their recruiting efforts.
Building a war chest will be beneficial for Houlahan if she makes it through the primary into the general. The race will likely draw national interest from both Republicans and Democrats. National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Steve Stivers called Costello’s seat a “bellwether” race that will predict how Republicans will do nationally in 2018.