The incumbent Democrats in the PA12 primary spent more than $1.3 million combined battling each other in the first three months of the year.
Jason Altmire had $419,453 in cash going into the homestrech against fellow Democrat Mark Critz's $232,183 in the April 24 primary.
Altmire's pre-primary report on finances from Jan.1 through April 4 showed he raised $330,579 during the period and spent $763,418. Critz's report showed $267,554 in contributions and $550,947 in spending.
We'll have more on the details later.
UPDATE: From the Altmire camp:
. . . the campaign of Mark Critz reported raising $267,554.16 and the candidate loaned his campaign an additional $50,000. The Critz campaign also reported a debt of $76,053.08 which includes $22,330.02 owed to Capital Principles, the law firm they used for their failed petition challenge.
UPDATE: Unopposed Republican Keith Rothfus raised $241,585 during the period and entered April with $384,491 in cash (after $54,209 in expenses). As the Democrats will surely be spending more of their cash reserves in the dash toward the primary, Rothfus could very well start May with more money than either incumbent.