Our third look at the money involved in the 2022 primary election is focused on the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor – Josh Shapiro.
The sitting Attorney General for the Commonwealth submitted a 1,941-page campaign finance report which revealed contributions and receipts totaling $4.5 million and a war chest of over $16 million heading into the second quarter of 2022.
There are approximately 8,587 gifts – covering over 1,400 pages of the document – under $250 that combine for over $538,000. There are approximately 1,307 gifts over $250 that add to $2.5 million.
Finally, there are 41 gifts of over $250 from political action committees that total $1.03 million.
Shapiro’s top donors include PSEA-PACE, the political action committee of the Pennsylvania State Education Association; Local 066 PAC Club; the Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers Union League for Political Education; and two individuals – Chris Larsen, executive chairman of Ripple, and John Middleton, owner and managing partner of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The funds go to travel, advertising – TV, print and digital – and payments to staff, consultants and campaign finance advisers.
We dove into the campaign finance report and share the following with you.
Raised Q1: $4,529,178.86
- Gifts Under $50: $427,348.55
- Gifts Between $50-$250: $538,392.96
- Gifts from Political Committees: $1,030,732.06
Cash On Hand: $16,006,342.43
- PSEA PACE for State Elections ($350,000)
- Local 066 PAC Club ($200,000)
- Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers Union League for Political Education ($100,000)
- Christian Larsen, chairman, Ripple ($100,000)
- John Middleton, part owner, Philadelphia Phillies ($100,000)