The top sheet of Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro reveals that he amassed a sizeable war chest in 2013.
His report shows $860,481.72 cash on hand: $333,341.94 rolled over from 2012 and $626,169.50 raised in 2013. His expenditures came in just under $100K at $99,029.72.
Shapiro has yet to confirm, but it has been rumored that he’s considering a run for the Senate in 2016.
He’s received contributions from community and business leaders such as Darren Check, Leslie Anne Miller, Jim Danella, Steve Cozen and David L. Cohen. Labor unions across Pennsylvania including the Laborers District Council and IBEW Local 98 have have also contributed.
According to a source close to his campaign, Josh’s leadership PAC, Keystone Reform (which was opened in May 2013) raised $94,312.96 and had $38,213.67 on hand at the end of 2013 after making targeted contributions across the Commonwealth to help candidates and local parties.
Although a good rolodex would help with any future campaigns, most of the money is not directly transferrable to a U.S. Senate committee.
He was elected Commissioner in 2011. He received the highest amount of votes for the office of County Commissioner in the history of the county and led the ticket for the first board controlled by Democrats in 140 years. Before his election in Montgomery County, Shapiro filled the 153rd Pennsylvania House seat for seven years.
PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane is in the rumor mill with him, which began when she hired prominent Democratic fundraiser Aubrey Montgomery in December 2013. Her recent finance report release revealed she has $592,248 cash on hand.
Admiral Joe Sestak also remains under the category of prospective candidate for the time being, but he has begun to recruit volunteers. Former Congressman Sestak just managed to hit the million-dollar mark with $1,025,758 a cash on hand for the fourth quarter.
Senator Pat Toomey definitely tops the bunch with $4,045,182 cash on hand.