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Late Money Pours Into HD-163 Campaigns

Heather Boyd, Katie Ford in HD-163 Special Election

How important is the Pennsylvania State House 163rd District to both parties?

Look at the late money pouring into the race in support of Democrat Heather Boyd and Republican Katie Ford.

Since last Tuesday, Boyd has pulled in almost $178,000 including $50,000 from the Pennsylvania SEIU, $15,000 from the Laborers District Council, and $10,000 apiece from IBEW Local 0098, Sheet Metal Workers Local 0019, and the Bricklayers Local 0001 PAC.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has also kicked in more than $26,000 to her campaign, while Delaware County Sen. Tim Kearney ($2,500), Allegheny County Sen. Lindsey Williams ($1,000), and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell ($500) also contributed in the quest to keep Democrats in control of the state House.

Ford has received $45,000 from the House Republican Campaign Committee and $5,000 from the Keystone Free Enterprise Fund in her week-long total of more than $58,000.

State representatives Rob Kauffman ($2,500) and Jim Gregory ($1,000) have also contributed in the attempt to flip the seat once held by Mike Zabel who resigned in March.

The special election to replace Zabel is slated for Tuesday, May 16.


Boyd ($177,986.14)

  • PA SEIU SOC SVCS ($50,000)
  • PA Democratic Party ($26,086.14)
  • Laborers District Council ($15,000)
  • Local 0098 IBEW COPE ($10,000)
  • Local 0019 Sheet Metal Workers ($10,000)
  • Local 0001 Bricklayers PAC ($10,000)
  • Represent! PAC ($8,500)
  • APSCUF/CAP ($5,000)
  • Change PA ($5,000)
  • District Council 21 PAC ($5,000)
  • EMILY’s List ($5,000)
  • PA Sierra Club PAC ($5,000)
  • Climate Cabinet Action PAC ($2,500)


Ford ($58,681.04)

  • House Republican Campaign Committee ($45,000)
  • Keystone Free Enterprise Fund ($5,000)
  • Committee to Elect Rob Kauffman ($2,500)
  • Friends of Jim Gregory ($1,000)


  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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