Wolf heads into re-election year with $11 million campaign account

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 19, 2018 2:31 AM

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf's campaign says the Democrat is heading into his re-election year with just over $11 million in his campaign account, while Republicans head for what could be an expensive and bruising primary contest.

Wolf's campaign manager, Jeff Sheridan, said Thursday that Wolf raised just over $11.1 million in 2017. That's more than any other governor raised in the year before they sought re-election.

Wolf didn't donate to his campaign this time around, after giving some $10 million to start his 2014 campaign. Wolf spent more than $32 million on his first campaign.

The deadline for candidates to report full campaign finances to the state is Jan. 31.

Wolf isn't expected to face a challenge in the May 15 primary election. Four Republicans are expected to seek their party's nomination.

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