Seventh District Republican Congressman Pat Meehan, who represents Marple and Newtown townships, has raised about five times as much money in his re-election bid than his democratic challenger George Badey.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance organization, Meehan has raised $2,359,293 as of September 30.
Badey has raised $493,001 in the same time period.
Forty-nine percent of the funds raised by Meehan come from PACs; 48 percent from “large contributions.”
Forty-six percent of the funds raised by Badey come from “large contributions”; 26 percent from “candidate self-financing.”
The top ten contributors to Meehan's campaign came from:Cozen O'Connor $25,249 Boeing Co $17,500 Hankin Management $15,000 National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $15,000 Pepper Hamilton LLP $14,750 Conrad O'Brien PC $13,780 Goldman Sachs $13,300 Obermayer, Rebmann et al $11,500 National Realty Corp $11,300 Alston & Bird $11,000
The top ten contributors to Badey's campaign came from:Ironworkers Union $10,000 Sheet Metal Workers Union $7,500 American Assn for Justice $5,000 Badey Sloan Digenova PC $5,000 Communications Workers of America $5,000 Gene Therapy Systems $5,000 Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $5,000 Teamsters Union $5,000 United Steelworkers $5,000 Martin, Banks et al $4,000
CRP notes that the organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.