Dispelling rumors that her fundraising for governor was lackluster, the Allyson Schwartz campaign revealed that they raised $6.5 million.
Schwartz transferred $3 million from her congressional fundraising account into her fund for the governor’s race, bringing her exclusively governor’s fundraising to $3.5 million, still a formidable total.
“Our campaign’s broad grassroots support shows Pennsylvanians are excited about Allyson bringing a different type of leadership to Harrisburg that takes on the status quo,” campaign manager Corey Dukes said. “As the Commonwealth’s next Governor, she’ll bring high expectations, effective leadership and a bold vision for Pennsylvania’s future.”
The campaign stated that they raised the funds from over 8,000 individual donors from every county in Pennsylvania, and from across the country. This has not yet been verified by the official report.
The finance reports were for the period ending December 31st and aren’t published until the very end of January, but some campaigns who are pleased with their efforts have released their topline numbers.
In early December, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf’s campaign touted raising $2.9 million in addition to the $10 million that he had pledged to contribute himself.
Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty was rumored to have raised between $2-2.5 million.
Also in the race for the Democratic nomination are State Treasurer Rob McCord, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, former DEP Secretary John Hanger, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz and Cumberland County minister Max Myers.