Campaigns & Elections

Conor Lamb raised $1.2 million for his Senate bid in the third quarter

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb Conor Lamb Flickr

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s first fundraising numbers since jumping into Pennsylvania’s 2022 Democratic primary race for U.S. Senate are in, with the incumbent congressman raking in $1.2 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Lamb’s haul comes after being in the Democratic primary race for just eight weeks, as he didn’t formally enter the race for retiring Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat until August. He finished the third quarter with $2.2 million cash on hand, according to his campaign. 

According to the campaign, Lamb does not accept money from corporate PACS and did not rely on any personal loans or funds in the third quarter.

Lamb’s campaign said the fundraising figures show that he is resonating with Pennsylvania voters. 

"After just eight weeks in this Senate race, these fundraising results show that Conor Lamb is building a campaign that can win, just like he did in three of the country's most competitive and expensive races in the last three years," said Abby Nassif-Murphy, Lamb’s campaign manager. "These numbers reflect the same things we're seeing and hearing on the ground all over Pennsylvania. People know that our democracy is in serious trouble, they are tired of all the inaction and performance theater in Washington, and they know Conor Lamb is the candidate who can win this seat, break the gridlock in the Senate, and start actually getting things done for working families.” 

Lamb’s fundraising results come just days after one of his Democratic primary rivals, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, announced a third quarter haul of $2.7 million. Fetterman pulled in cash from more than 94,000 individual donations and finished Q3 with $4.2 million cash on hand. 

Fundraising data from other Democratic candidates was not immediately available as of Friday afternoon. 

Republican candidate Sean Parnell, a former Army ranger and author, said he raised $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2021, according to the Washington Examiner. Parnell reportedly received donations from more than 10,000 donors. He also received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in September.