Curt Weldon is in for a tough re-election campaign this cycle. U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and Fighting Democrat Joe Sestak announced today that he has raised $420,000 in the 60 days since his campaign kicked off. By contrast, Weldon's last four opponents raised a total of $65,703 combined. As of the last reporting period, the Republican incumbent had $266,102 cash on hand. Game on!
Those are incredible numbers, and it means that all three Republicans in the Philly market are now officially in trouble. All three (the others being Jim Gerlach's PA-06 and Mike Fitzpatrick's PA-08) are trending Blue and feature well-funded challengers. And, all three will benefit a great deal from Gov. Ed Rendell's machine as he goes into overdrive to fight back his very strong opponent.
You Philly-area Dems have an embarrassment of riches for your volunteer efforts, and you will be in the front lines of the battle to retake the House.