Ahead Of Primary Election, Congressman Fitzpatrick Leads In Fundraising

Take a look at how much money the candidates have.

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick at an event in November 2022. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

As the primary election approaches, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick had the most campaign cash in the bank at the start of April, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

From January through April 3, Fitzpatrick, the Republican incumbent, raised $1 million but spent slightly more, totaling $1.14 million.

The Middletown Township resident has amassed $4.27 million in funds for the current election cycle.

Fitzpatrick’s campaign reported having $3,650,761.05 in the bank as of last week, a notable increase compared to previous elections at this stage.

Fitzpatrick faces a primary challenge on Tuesday from Mark Houck, an anti-abortion activist from Haycock Township.

Houck’s campaign raised just under $80,000 in the same period and spent $75,000, leaving him with $11,079.70 on hand.

Candidate Mark Houck.

The primary election will determine whether Fitzpatrick or Houck will represent the GOP in the general election.

On the Democratic side, Ashley Ehasz, a U.S. Army veteran from Bensalem Township, is likely to secure her party’s nomination as she is unopposed.

Ehasz, who ran against Fitzpatrick in the 2022 general election and lost, raised nearly $670,000 from January through April 3.

Ashley Ehasz addressing a crowd in 2022.
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

The Ehasz campaign reported expenditures that totaled just over $180,000 during the same period.

Ehasz has raised $1.37 million so far this election cycle.

Earlier this month, her campaign reported $820,363.56 on hand, which is more than she had during the same period in the 2022 election cycle.

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