Outraising every hopeful competitor and outpacing his previous periods, Governor Tom Corbett raised $2.8 million in the second fundraising cycle of this election year.
His contributions were varied, with $10,000 from more than a dozen different individuals. He scored $10,000 each from the PAA PAC, Parents and Teachers for Putting Students First, Citizens for Prosperity in America Today, and Cozen O’Connor State and Local.
The largest donation in this cycle was $1,610,000 from the Republican Governor’s Association PAC, showing that the organization for state executives is taking the threat to Corbett’s incumbency very seriously. He earned big donations from the PA Future Fund ($100,000) and an additional $15,000 from the Delaware County Republican Finance Committee.
Between the beginning of April and the first week of May, Corbett spent $2,463,223, with the overwhelming majority of that going to media consultant, Brabender-Cox. The firm took $2,010,346 for media buys to place the Governor’s commercials.
Corbett paid the Republican Party of Pennsylvania $105,000 for their information and staff services, $40,236 to the Tarrance Group for research and $81,348 to Behavior Matrix for voter outreach.
Coming into this period, Corbett had $5,935,250 and ended the first week of may with $6,303,552 on hand.
After conservative activist Bob Guzzardi’s removal from the primary ballot, Corbett is unopposed in the Republican primary.