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PA gubernatorial hopefuls begin to reveal finances

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 31, 2014 12:44 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The first reports showing who's giving money and how much to prospective candidates for governor in Pennsylvania reveal that the candidates reported collecting roughly $34 million in 2013. 

Today's deadline applies to Governor Corbett and the eight Democrats who want the party's nomination to challenge him in the November election.

Corbett, a Republican, and several Democrats had yet to release their reports for 2013.

The candidates' own wallets and transfers from their other campaign accounts accounted for about half of the contributions. Another huge chunk came from wealthy people. 

Democrat Tom Wolf, a York businessman, gave $10 million of his own money on his way to raising more than $13 million. That includes $1 million from Tim Grumbacher, chairman of the Bon-Ton Stores.

Democrat Katie McGinty reported raising nearly $2.4 million. That includes $100,000 each from two western Pennsylvania businessmen, coal company owner Raymond Bologna and equipment firm owner Douglas Farnham, and New York insurance executive Brian Duperreault.

She also gave her campaign $235,000, and loaned it $235,000.

Democrat Allyson Schwartz is reporting having raised just over $6.5 million. That includes $3.4 million from her congressional campaign account, $150,000 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 in Philadelphia and $132,000 from Emily's List. 

Max Myers of Cumberland County reporting raising about $30,000 while Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, reported raising $4,000.

Talk has surfaced Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski would drop out of the Democratic field. His campaign declined comment. 

This story was updated at 6:43 p.m. on 1/31/14

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