2012-07-19 / Local & State

Some U.S. House Incumbents Raise $1 Million-plus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Even before Pennsylvania’s congressional campaigns shift into high gear, several incumbents have accumulated re-election war chests of more than $1 million.

New campaign finance reports on file Monday showed U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz with the most money among House candidates. As of June 30, the fourth-term Philadelphia area Democrat had nearly $2.9 million on hand.

Other incumbents amassing reserves of more than $1 million include two congressmen from southeastern Pennsylvania – Republicans Patrick Meehan in the 7th District and Mike Fitzpatrick in the 8th District. GOP Rep. Tim Murphy in the 18th District in southwestern Pennsylvania is also in that group.

In all, 35 candidates are competing in the Nov. 6 election for Pennsylvania’s 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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