Wolf Leads Big Money Campaign, Spending $1 Million a Week on TV Ads
“With just about a week to go until Primary Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf of York is spending a cool $1 million a week on the television advertising campaign that’s catapulted him to the front of the polls,” writes John Micek at PennLive.com. “According to campaign finance reports filed with the Department of State on Friday, 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.”
But he isn’t the only big-money candidate. The Inquirer reports more than $45 million total has flowed through the governor’s race.
• That Gov. Corbett has raised $14.6 million so far — including $3.5 million from 2012’s campaign — and has $6.3 million on hand.
• That State Treasurer Rob McCord “reported spending all but about $668,000 of the $8.5 million he has raised in his campaign.”
• That U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz has spent $7.5 million of the $8.8 million she has raised.
• And that Katie McGinty spent nearly a half-million dollars on television ads and spent another $300,000 to repay some of the personal loans she made to the campaign.