HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – 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.
Friday’s reporting deadline applies to Gov. Tom Corbett and the eight Democrats who want the party’s nomination to challenge him in the November election.
Meanwhile, talk surfaced that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski would drop out of the Democratic field. His campaign declined comment.
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.
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