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Pa. gov candidates filing campaign finance reports

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 8, 2014 4:18 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz says she had more than $5 million on hand heading into the final weeks of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary campaign for governor.

Schwartz's campaign says it intends to submit the figures for today's deadline to submit reports to the state.

It shows she received $1.6 million in campaign contributions between January and March. That pushes her total fundraising including last year to about $8 million.

Schwartz's biggest contributors included Emily's List, a national group that works to elect women who support abortion rights. It gave $355,000.

Reports are also due from the other Democratic candidates: Tom Wolf, Rob McCord and Katie McGinty, as well as Governor Corbett.

Corbett's prospective primary challenger, conservative activist Bob Guzzardi, reports raising $4,500 and spending $4,100.

Earlier versions of this story are below: 

U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz says she has more than $5 million on hand heading into the final six weeks of the Democratic campaign for governor.

Schwartz filed her campaign-finance report this morning.

It shows that she received $1.6 million in campaign contributions between January and March, pushing her total fundraising so far to about $8 million.

Schwartz's biggest contributors included Emily's List, a national group that works to elect women who support abortion rights, which gave her $355,000. She also received $50,000 from the Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Philadelphia.

Reports are also due today from the other Democratic candidates: Tom Wolf, Rob McCord and Katie McGinty, as well as Governor Corbett.

Pennsylvania's candidates for governor are facing a deadline for making public the last three months of their campaign fundraising and spending.

The campaign finance reports due today are expected to provide insights into how much the candidates have spent on TV advertising.

The last reports made public covered transactions through the end of 2013 and showed the candidates in the race at that time took in a collective $34 million.

York businessman Tom Wolf was the top fundraiser, having contributed $10 million to push his total to more than $13 million. He's competing for the Democratic nomination against state Treasurer Rob McCord, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and former state environmental protection chief Katie McGinty.

Republican Governor Tom Corbett had raised nearly $7 million.

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Comments: 1

  • eddygooper img 2014-04-22 08:39

    Really huge money are demanded to make a good campaign but I think it is not so necessary. It is better to drive this money to social needs. Many people need financial assistance and financial options for consumers online may also be very helpful.

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