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Matt Cartwright‚??s congressional campaign committee reported $31,606 received between Oct. 1 and 17. By contrast, Cartwright raised more in those 17 days than his Republican opponent raised this entire year -- $29,731.
The campaign for Cartwright, a Democrat from Moosic who works as an attorney at the Munley, Munley & Cartwright law firm, has raised $845,693 this year.
Cummings, an Old Forge resident who owns a home nursing company, reported $7,177 between Oct. 1 and 17th and only $5,300 of that was in cash form. The rest were in-kind contributions. The only two cash donors were U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith, of Plumcreek Township and his wife who gave $5,000 total. Cummings received $300 from the Pennsylvania Republican Out Reach committee based in Bath. The rest of her contributions came from in-kind donations such as staffers paying for their own gas or campaign advertising.
The two are trying to win the seat held the past 20 years by U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, a St. Clair Democrat that Cartwright knocked off in the April 24 primary.
Cummings, a Tea Party candidate, has constantly said her campaign is a grassroots one and that she‚??ll never be able to compete with Cartwright‚??s contributions from attorneys and political action committees. This month reflected those predictions.
In the first 17 days of this month, Cartwright received 42 donations from individuals, 38 of them identified themselves as attorneys. He also received four contributions from PACs, totaling $11,500.
The financial information was included in what are called ‚??pre general election reports‚?Ě that all candidates for federal office were required to file Thursday.
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