The final financial report for candidates running for Pennsylvania governor has been submitted by Republican Doug Mastriano.
The second-term state senator raised over $1 million last year while spending just over $215,000, leaving him with over $1.04 million in hand for the stretch run.
That figure puts him fourth among republican hopefuls for the governor’s mansion, trailing only Dave White ($2.48M), Jake Corman ($2.13M) and Jason Richey ($1.49M).
Democrat front-runner Josh Shapiro has a war chest approaching $13.5 million.
Mastriano, 57, amended an earlier financial disclosure in which he said he raised $363,000 last year.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the unusual report — received by the Pennsylvania Department of State almost a week after the filing deadline — raises questions about Mastriano’s compliance with campaign finance laws. And it underscores Mastriano’s challenge of harnessing the grassroots energy powering his candidacy to build a professional operation even as he shuns consultants and big donors.
The initial report was 626 pages, while the revised report runs an eye-popping 865 pages. The campaign noted that most of his cash came from small-dollar donors.
“We are the only grassroots campaign in the governor’s race,” Mastriano said in a statement. “The hardworking people of Pennsylvania are sick of politics as usual and demanding new leadership to end the senseless mandates, to have parents to take charge of their children’s education, to restore voter integrity and to end punitive property taxes.”