Filings Shows Hefty Bank Accounts For Some Congressional Campaigns

The money is coming in for the First Congressional District primary race.

Recently released Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show how much candidates have raised and spent in the past months.

Here’s how much each candidate had in the bank at the end of March



Attorney and veteran Reddick raised $288,057.21 in individual contributions and $19,250 from committee and candidate contributions between October and March 31.

Between late January and March 31, Wallace, a millionaire and philanthropist, collected $166,744.50 in individual contributions and close to $29,000 in committee and candidate contributions. He also loaned $900,000 to help power his campaign.

Environmentalist Steve Bacher was able to score $34,861.46 in individual contributions and $2,6000 in candidate contributions between December and March 31. In addition, he loaned his campaign effort $10,000.

In the spending category, Wallace put out $402,000, Reddick spent roughly $173,000, and Bacher paid out $29,900.

Between January 1, 2017 and March 31, incumbent Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick has raised $1.8 million dollars, while primary challenger Dean Malik has raised $39,322 between early January and March 31.

The majority of Malik’s contributions came from the candidate himself, totaling $22,400.

In the same time period, Fitzpatrick’s campaign spent $531,862.16. On the other hand, Malik spent $7,426 between early January and the end of the reporting period.

Valerie Mihalek, who suspended her campaign in late March, collected $18,657 between October and March 31. The campaign spent $7,298 during that same period.

Editor’s Note: Publisher/Editor Tom Sofield’s father, Chris, is the campaign manager for Republican Dean Malik’s 2018 bid for congress and his mother, Ingrid, is the treasurer.

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