Democrat Kevin Strouse, the Army combat veteran running for the U.S. House in Pennsylvania's Eighth District, said he raised slightly more than $200,000 in the last three months of 2013 and has at least $470,000 on hand for a challenge to Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick.
"I am honored to have the support of so many hardworking men and women in Bucks and Montgomery Counties who want and deserve a representative who gets things done and works to find reasonable solutions to problems, instead of playing partisan games that waste our tax dollars and hurt the economy," Strouse said in a statement.
By comparison to Strouse's showing, the last Democrat to have won the seat, former Rep. Patrick J. Murphy, raised a shade under $98,000 in the final three months of 2005, according to Federal Election Commission records.
The filing deadline for campaign-finance reports was Friday, but campaigns often release summaries early in order to signal what they see as fund-raising strength. Strouse's campaign said it would report nearly 2,000 individual donors.
Bucks County small-business owner Shaughnessy Naughton is challenging Strouse for the Democratic nomination.