State Rep. Brandon Neuman reported raising $65,651 in the first three months of 2014 for his Lt Gov. bid and an additional $12,550 for his reelection to the General Assembly.
After expenses, he was left with $45,530 on hand in his Lt Gov account, which puts him in third out of the five candidates remaining in the field. He falls behind State Senator Mike Stack and Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith.
Neuman scored a decent bit of financial support from his colleagues in the House, including $250 from Reps. Eddie Pashinski and Mike Schlossberg; and $1,000 each from Reps. Mike Carroll, Paul Costa and Rob Matzie.
$20,000 came from his State Rep. account.
He earned a lot of smaller, individual contributions but also some bigger checks, including $10,000 from the Carpenters Legislative Program of Greater Pennsylvania, $5,000 from the Steamfitters Local 449 PAC Fund and $15,000 from Robert Pierce, Jr. of Robert Pierce and Associates of Pittsburgh.
Neuman spent just over $20,000 between January 1 and March 31, mostly on printing and staff, including Harrisburg social media guru Sara Bozich .
He spent about $27,000 from his State Rep account, $20,000 of which went to his LG campaign as a contribution.
In addition to Smith and Stack, Neuman faces former Congressman Mark Critz and Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinski for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Gov.