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Governor Corbett ends 2012 with $3.5 million war chest

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 1, 2013 6:24 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett's main campaign committee took in $2.9 million in contributions and ended 2012 with a war chest of $3.5 million.

A campaign finance report made public today reveales the "Tom Corbett for Governor" committee received nearly $2 million from business people and other individuals last year. It also received and more than $822,000 from dozens of political-action committees.

Corbett received $100,000 each from John Mork of Englewood, Colo., a petroleum engineer with Energy Corp. of America, which specializes in natural gas and oil; and David Barensfeld of New Brighton, president of Ellwood Group Inc., a metal-products company.

The only declared candidate for governor in 2014, Democrat John Hanger, says his campaign took in $200,000 since he declared his candidacy in November.

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