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McVay Donates $52K to Campaign Bankroll

Jack McVay
Jack McVay

Jack McVay, the Democrat running for Pa. Superior Court, contributed $52,000 to his own campaign in order to expand a TV ad buy.

24-hour campaign finance reports show McVay gave $52,000 on Wednesday. Spokesman Mary Marks said he was using the money to expand the broadcast reach of his first and only campaign ad.

Marks said McVay’s ad, which emphasizes his Pittsburgh roots, would reach 900 gross ratings points in the Pittsburgh and 1,000 GRP in the Johnstown-Altoona media market.

“Jack is proud to tell voters about his years of service, and he’s not relying on special interest money to do it,” Marks said.

Including his $52K, McVay has added $62,000 since his October 21 campaign finance report. Added to the $41K he had on hand as of that date, he’s had $103,000 to spend in the final leg of the campaign.

McVay, a judge in the Allegheny County of Common Pleas faces Republican Vic Stabile, an attorney from Cumberland County.

Stabile also contributed to his campaign in the home stretch to the tune of $10,000, part of the total of $44,500 he raised since Oct. 21. Governor Corbett’s campaign also kicked in $5,000.

Added to the $159,000 he had on hand as of Oct. 21, Stabile has had $203,500 to spend in the final 10 days of the campaign. He has aired a split positive/negative TV ad in several Pa. media markets.

5 Responses

  1. If the Democratic Leadership would have stayed out of the Democratic Primary for Superior Court the Democrats would have had a better candidate in Judge Joe Waters .

  2. Normally with no big race for Mayor of Philadelphia it is an easy Republican win in these judicial elections. But with McVay being from Allegheny county and Stabile not being from the Philly suburbs McVay has a chance.

  3. Interesting that he is using Keith Schmidt, Rick Santorum’s former Chief of Staff for this.

    Wonder how that’s working out?

  4. He is buying TV like it is 1983… Looks like someone took a snoozer during the Obama campaign.

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