Follow The Money: GOP Lieutenant Governor Race

Our second look at the money involved in the 2022 primary election is focused on the GOP race for lieutenant governor. 

Now, the lieutenant governor’s responsibility list is not a long one, but does include overseeing the state Senate, chairing the Board of Pardons and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

It could also be the last time Pennsylvania voters choose who serves in the role of the lieutenant governor. A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the General Assembly would let the gubernatorial candidate select their own running mate, subject to the approval of their party’s state committee. It could not take effect until the 2026 election at the earliest.

Now that all the cycle 1 reports have been turned into the Department of State and the eight candidates vying for the Republican nomination for governor have combined to raise approximately $628,000.

There have been small donations under $250 and there have been political action committees that have contributed thousands to the cause of their candidate(s).

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 reports and share the following with you. Candidates are listed by most cash on hand to least.

Clarice Schillinger

Raised Q1: $235,271.35

  • Gifts Under $50: $463.00
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $3,600.65
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $914.78


Cash On Hand: $276,484.35

Top Donors

  • Paul Martino ($200,000), partner, Bullpen Capital
  • Matt Ocko ($10,000), investor, Archimedes Capital
  • Jill Lafferty ($3,343.57), Wissahickon Educational Opportunities Foundation board

Carrie DelRosso

Raised Q1: $141,150.00

  • Gifts Under $50: $0
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $650
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $140,750


Cash On Hand: $115,683.78

Top Donors

  • Friends of Carrie ($80,000)
  • Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ PAC ($50,000)
  • IBEW #5 ($10,000)

Teddy Daniels

Raised Q1: $139,961.99

  • Gifts Under $50: $7,839.99
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $9,700
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $111,000


Cash On Hand: $92,606.18

Top Donors

  • Teddy Daniels for Congress ($111,000)
  • Guy Berkebile ($2,800)

Jeff Coleman

Raised Q1: $70,165.85

  • Gifts Under $50: $455
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $5,550
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $34,750


Cash On Hand: $21,864.56

Top Donors

  • Chad Mayes for Assembly 2022 ($20,000) 
  • Greg Bently, CEO, Bentley Systems ($10,000)
  • Friends of Joe Pittman ($4,000)

Russ Diamond

Raised Q1: $14,795.00

  • Gifts Under $50: $545
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $2,250
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $


Candidate Loan: $10,000

Cash On Hand: $16,342.75

Top Donors

  • Allen McCormick ($1,000)
  • Simon Campbell ($1,000)

Rick Saccone

Raised Q1: $12,701.27

  • Gifts Under $50: $351.07
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $4,237.30
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $1,000


Candidate Loan: $11,050

Cash On Hand: $12,149.49

Top Donors

  • Marie Miller ($1,875)
  • Gun Owners of America ($1,000)
  • Tom Kirsch ($1,000) 
  • Carl Hanford ($1,000)

Chris Frye

Raised Q1: $14,077.16

  • Gifts Under $50: $0
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $0
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $344.57


Cash On Hand: $6,006.26

Top Donors

  • Citizens for Chris Frye ($344.57) 

John Brown

Raised Q1: $295.55

  • Gifts Under $50: $
  • Gifts Between $50-$250: $
  • Gifts from Political Committees: $


Cash On Hand: $-3,479.29

11 Responses

  1. Snow, wind and rain. That sounds like the bogus Dem forecast for the future of PA if GOP are in govt. Truth is that GOP brings more good govt to PA without racism and demagoguery that Dems espouse.

  2. Unlike Mastriano, Ted Daniels spends too much time bragging about his war service. He lacks humility. Bad choice for Lt Gov.

  3. Jeff Coleman deserves a serious look. He actually understands the role of the lt. governor is to not have your own agenda but be a coalition builder for the governor’s agenda. His approach to civility to build cross-over support is a welcomed approach instead of the current bash anyone who thinks differently than you strategy adopted by many.

    1. Jeff Coleman dropped everything in early 2004 and snuck out of his hometown and district in Armstrong county, practically in the middle of the night, while he still had almost an entire year to complete serving in his second term as a state rep. There was a lot of talk of a personal scandal, quite contrary to the clean cut bible person he pretends to be. Coleman is the equivalent of an evangelical charlatan. Phoney.

      1. This has no connection with reality, but that’s optional (and probably unhelpful) in the Mastriano-Daniels world.

  4. Snow, wind and rain. That sounds like the bogus Dem forecast for the future of PA if GOP are in govt. Truth is that GOP brings more good govt to PA without racism and demagoguery that Dems espouse.

  5. Clarice is most likely to get the nomination unless the Mastriano crowd comes out in big numbers to support Teddy.

    Wow the majority of Carrie’s funding comes from PACs. Not really a good outlook if the voters aren’t donating to your campaign.

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