Rich Fitzgerald's county executive campaign today reported a $200,000 uptick in its cash on hand, three weeks before campaign finance details are due to be released.
The Democrat -- who is running against controller Mark Patrick Flaherty for the party's nod -- issued a news release claiming he had $1 million on-hand. As of late January his campaign had $800,000 ($500K coming from a self-loan).
The next round of finance reports aren't due until April 5.
Full release from the Fitzgerald campaign after the jump:
PITTSBURGH: On the heels of receiving the endorsements of the Allegheny County Labor Council and the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, County Executive candidate Rich Fitzgerald today announced that his campaign now has more than $1 million dollars cash-on-hand. Since receiving the labor and Democratic endorsements, Fitzgerald has also been endorsed by State Representative Anthony DeLuca (PA-32), Eastern Region Democratic Organization (ERDO) Chair Angie Gialloreto, Penn Hillls Democratic Chair Phil Scolieri, and Whitehall Democratic Chair Martin Michael Schmotzer who were all formerly supporting his opponent, County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty, in the Democratic Primary.
“As Allegheny County Council President, I worked to hold the line on property taxes and encourage business development in our region and that is why so many people are now supporting my campaign,” said Fitzgerald. ”We have the momentum on our side and in a little over two months, my campaign has received key endorsements from around the region and raised the money that will allow us to win this May.”
To date, Rich Fitzgerald has received more endorsements from local Democratic activists, labor unions, and elected officials than any other candidate running for County Executive.