Jerry Dickinson’s congressional campaign in PA-18 has raised over $330,000 since launching in April 2021, outraising the incumbent by more than $164,000 so far for the cycle. One hundred percent of Dickinson’s contributions have come from individual donors. In Q3, over 90% of Doyle’s contributions came from PACs, including Lockheed Martin, Exelon, and others. In total, Doyle received contributions from 34 PACs, and of the 13 individuals who contributed, 12 are corporate lobbyists.
In a statement, Dickinson said:
“I’m proud to be running a campaign that’s powered by everyday people, not corporations and special interests. Lawmakers cannot be trusted to fight in the interest of the people they were elected to represent when they are in the pockets of the military-industrial complex and other industries they are supposed to regulate. People in the Pittsburgh region are eager for representation in Congress that isn’t beholden to anyone but them. That’s why I’m running—to fight for racial justice, clean air and water, and universal health care for our communities.”
Over 95% of contributors to Dickinson’s campaign have not exceeded the contribution limit and can donate again.
Jerry Dickinson is a constitutional law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district. A product of the foster system in Pittsburgh, Dickinson saw firsthand the systematic challenges that cause and perpetuate social and racial inequality. He beat the odds and has dedicated his life to tackling the structural problems he has witnessed and lived through. In Congress, he will bring the energy and perspective needed to lift those left behind, and truly create opportunity for all.
PA-18 is currently represented by Democrat Rep. Mike Doyle, who was first elected in 1994. Dickinson has been endorsed by more than a dozen elected officials and local community leaders. PrimaryCast, a Democratic primary prediction model, gives Dickinson a 71% chance of winning the primary. If elected, Dickinson will be the first Black congressperson from Western Pennsylvania.
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