Murphy Raises $500K in AG Race
By Meghan Schiller and Keegan Gibson
Former Congressman Patrick Murphy has raised $500,000 in the six weeks following his candidacy announcement.
In today’s press release from the Murphy campaign, it stated that in less than 45 days Murphy raised half a million dollars. With $450K on hand, Murphy’s campaign reports that none of the haul is from Murphy himself, nor from campaign loans.
“Ninety-nine percent of the contributions come from individuals,” said Murphy Communications Director Nat Binns.
It’s familiar territory for Murphy. He raised over $11 million during his three congressional campaigns.
Murphy has recently earned the support of Former PA DEP Secretary John Hanger and Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford in addition to other endorsements.
“This type of response just goes to show that Pennsylvania is hungry for leadership in Harrisburg,” said Murphy. “Working families have had enough of government protecting corporate and special interests at their expense.”
Murphy said he “looks forward to spending the next 18 months meeting the people who make our Commonwealth great and sharing my vision for the future of Pennsylvania.”
Two other Democrats have so far announced for AG: Dan McCaffery, who finished second to Seth Williams in Philadelphia’s 2009 District Attorney race; and Kathleen Granahan Kane, a northeast PA prosecutor. Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham has also said she is considering a run.
No Republican has yet announced for the race, but Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, State Senator John Rafferty (R-Montgomery), and Cumberland County DA David Freed are all rumored to be considering a run.
Recently confirmed AG Linda Kelly has said she will not run for a full term.