The campaign finance reports are in for Pittsburgh candidates, and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is sitting pretty. The incumbent has about $910K on hand.
Here are the numbers.
Luke Ravenstahl (Mayor)
Cash on hand: $748,589
Raised since Jan. 1: $500,611
Expenses since Jan. 1: $94,186
Michael Lamb (City Controller)
Cash on hand: $212,088
Bill Peduto (City Council)
Cash on hand: $260,942
Lamb loaned himself $50,000, Early Returns notes. Ravenstahl also filed his subsequent report covering January. Here are his latest numbers:
Cash on hand: $909,695
Raised since Jan. 1: $183,075
Expenses since Jan. 1: $29,969
Worth note: As Early Returns reported, some of Raventsahl’s contributions are maxed-out at the $8,000 PAC/$4,000 individual ceiling, so he can only spend half of those contributions for the primary and save the rest for the general. That could matter this year. Former Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner is rumored to be considering a general election run for Mayor as an independent.
City Council. We will update these as the reports come in.
From her campaign: “Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak has filed her year-end campaign finance report, showing $79,955.60 raised with $57,062.28 cash on hand as of the end of 2012. Since January 1st, however, Rudiak has raised an additional $39,675.10, for a total of $119,630.70 raised for her re-election campaign.”
“The breadth of support we have received is truly overwhelming. We will be able to run a very aggressive campaign,” Rudiak said.
Per Early Returns: “His campaign said his annual campaign finance report will show that he raised $57,031 from the time he opened his campaign committee in October through the end of the 2012 reporting period. The campaign said he had raised an additional $28,000 this year for a total of more than $85,000.”