Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Toomey outraises Sestak in 3rd quarter, holds lead in polls

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey announced raising $3.8 Million in the third quarter Tuesday. The Democrat, U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont, reported raising $3.2 million.
The quarter spanned July 1 through September 30. The Toomey campaign said in a release it had raised more than $14 million from over 64,000 contributors since he announced his candidacy in April 2009.
Sestak’s campaign noted he had raised more than $5 million since depleting funds in the May primary against incumbent U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
"I am so appreciative for all the support I have received for my candidacy," said Toomey, a former Congressman, in a release. "As I travel across the state, I meet more and more Pennsylvanians who want to join our campaign in order to bring true change and fiscal sanity to Washington. If I am elected to the U.S. Senate, I intend to do just that."
"We are grateful for the generous support of so many who understand that Joe is the only one in the race who will fight for ordinary Pennsylvanians," said Sestak campaign spokesman Jonathon Dworkin. "It is critical that voters understand the positions of these two candidates – while Joe wants to invest in small business and the middle class, Congressman Toomey believes that Wall Street is the answer to everything. These funds will ensure that we will be able to deliver our message and get out the vote on November 2."
Toomey also continued to hold his lead over Sestak in a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Tuesday.
Toomey leads Sestak by 7 points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in a poll of 577 likely voters conducted Sept. 28-Oct. 4. The poll had 4 point margin of error.


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