Gubernatorial candidates file latest campaign finance reports

Written by The Associated Press | May 9, 2014 1:12 PM

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(Harrisburg) --Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett reports that he's raised nearly $15 million for his re-election bid, more than any of the four Democrats vying for the nomination to challenge him. 

Campaign reports filed Friday put Corbett's contributions at $14.6 million, including his 2012 carryover. Even after spending $2 million on TV ads in the last five weeks, he had more than $6 million left Monday and faces no opposition in the May 20 primary. 

Democratic front-runner Tom Wolf contributed $10 million to push his fundraising total to $14.5 million, the most among Democrats. But he spent more than $5 million on TV in recent weeks and had just $1.6 million left. 

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz reported spending $4 million on TV commercials in the last five weeks and had $1.3 million left. 

Katie McGinty is reporting she spent nearly $1 million over a five-week period.

The reports detail how much the candidates raised and spent between April 1st and May 5th. and McGinty was the first candidate to file her report.

The former state environmental protection secretary's campaign spent nearly a half-million on media buys and production costs as the TV ad battle intensified and another $300,000 to repay a loan to herself.

She received about $174,000 in contributions, pushing her total fundraising to around $3.7 million.

The May 20th primary election will decide which of the four Democratic candidates will be the party's nominee against Republican Governor Tom Corbett, who is unopposed.  

Today is the deadline for the last full campaign finance reports that the candidates will file before the primary.

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