Anthony Gemma puts second-quarter fundraising at $242,000July 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Anthony Gemma is once again putting some real financial firepower behind his congressional bid.
Gemma spokesman Alex Morash said Friday the campaign “took in more than $242,000 in contributions and a personal loan” during the second quarter. Morash didn’t disclose the size of the loan Gemma made.
Gemma, who embarked on a rematch against David Cicilline after placing second to him in the 2010 primary to replace Patrick Kennedy, formally jumped into the race in May. As of March 31, he still owed himself $197,132 from three loans he made to his 2010 campaign.
Cicilline raised more than $300,000 in the three months ended June 30, his campaign said this week. The incumbent Democrat finished the second quarter with more than $825,000 on hand.
Brendan Doherty, the Republican who is ahead of Cicilline and Gemma in public polls, raised more than $200,000 in the second quarter and finished with $663,000 on hand, his campaign said this week.
A WPRI 12 poll in May gave Cicilline a slim lead in the Democratic primary, with 40% of voters supporting him, 36% supporting Gemma and 20% undecided. The primary is Sept. 11.
• Related: Patrick Kennedy takes Gemma to task for ripping fellow Dems (May 13)