Harmer claims fundraising momentum increasing
GOP donors uniting in bid to unseat McNerney
David Harmer, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 11th District that includes Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley, raised $402,244 between April 1 and June 30, ending the quarter with $233,046 in available cash on hand, his campaign spokesperson said Monday.
"David Harmer has increased his fundraising momentum since winning the primary as GOP donors unite behind his campaign," said campaign spokesman Tim Clark. "We are firmly on track to meet our general election finance goals."
For the year, Clark said that Harmer's broad-based finance effort has netted over $788,000 from 2,102 individual donors.
Clark said that in the first quarter of 2010, Harmer out-raised incumbent Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) by nearly $100,000.
"McNerney raised $282,251 in Q1 while Harmer, despite not entering the race until mid-January, raised $380,964," Clark said.
Harmer, who won the GOP primary in June to compete against McNerney, who is seeking reelection to his third term in Congress, is an attorney who has served as in-house counsel to several U.S. companies. He also has worked with the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute and the Pacific Legal Foundation.