Exclusive: Wagner Raises $500K in Fundraiser with Hogan
“This level of financial support proves that Scott is the clear frontrunner for the Republican primary, and is the only candidate with the ability to raise the money necessary to compete with Governor Tom Wolf and the special interests that fund his campaign,” Wagner campaign manager Jason High said in an email.
“The money that we raised for the event last night consists of hundreds of donations including some as small as $10.”
The match of Wagner and Hogan seems to be an unlikely political team. Wagner has been a vocal supporter of President Trump, during his campaign and since taking office, going to far as hosting an event with Vice-President Mike Pence at his recycling plant in York. Hogan has been much more distant regarding Trump. He refused to endorse Trump during the campaign last year, and said he would not vote for him in the general election. The two are reportedly close personal friends though, and Wagner supported Hogan’s campaign.
Both Hogan and Wagner have elections in 2018 they are preparing and building support for. The endorsement and events with Hogan could benefit Wagner with more moderate Republicans who might be worried about his closeness to Trump.