Four freshman Republicans in competitive House seats posted strong fundraising numbers last quarter, according to fundraising totals obtained Wednesday by Roll Call.
Rep. Patrick Meehan (Pa.) raised $432,000 in the second quarter of this year, while Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.) raised $423,000, Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco (Texas) raised more than $325,000 and Rep. Joe Heck (Nev.) brought in $300,000.
Four other Patriot Program colleagues have already announced strong fundraising in the second quarter. Rep. Charles Bass (N.H.) raised $303,000, Rep. Frank Guinta (N.H.) raised $303,000, Rep. Tom Latham (Iowa) raised $580,000 and Rep. Allen West (Fla.) raised $1.5 million.
The two others in the Patriot Program — Reps. Lou Barletta (Pa.) and Sean Duffy (Wis.) — have yet to release their fundraising totals for the quarter.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.