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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.