The well is drying up for vulnerable Republican Scott Perry, whose role in planning the effort to overturn the 2020 election continues to cost him – this time, to the tune of $265,000 in legal fees.
Still fighting the federal government’s investigation of Jan. 6th, Perry is “financially and legally weaker” than ever before, and has been named Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable Republican incumbent.
DCCC Spokesperson Aidan Johnson:
“Scott Perry has spent years – and now hundreds of thousands of dollars – trying to run from the consequences of his effort to overturn the election. Unfortunately for him, he has less and less money to hide behind as voters see through his deception.”
York Dispatch: Campaign disclosures show U.S. Rep. Scott Perry spent $265,000 on legal fees
Matt Enright | February 8, 2024
As U.S. Rep. Scott Perry runs his latest reelection campaign, he’s also fighting the federal government in court over his seized cell phone and its records. And that legal battle is costing him significantly.
In the past year, Perry, the 10th District Representative, has made 10 payments of $25,000 and one payment of $15,000 to JP Rowley, the law firm representing him against the federal government. That means in the past year, Perry has spent $265,000 on legal fees.
Perry, who has a primary challenger for the first time since he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, had his district listed as a high-priority district in April 2023 by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to Congress.
Perry, R-Carroll Township, who has been targeted as a central figure in former President Donald Trump’s attempts to subvert and overturn the 2020 election, first had his phone seized by the FBI in August 2022.
The congressman, who at the time claimed that the seizure of his phone was about hurting his reelection chances, not the events of the 2020 election and subsequent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, sued the U.S. Department of Justice to get his phone back and block investigators from searching the device.