PA-Gov: Governor Corbett’s First Post-Primary Financial Report

GovernorCorbettGov. Tom Corbett’s most recent campaign finance report shows that the Republican incumbent has $4.8 million in the bank after spending $2.9 million and taking in $1.4 million in contributions during the past month.

Corbett’s numbers compare both favorably and unfavorably to his opponent’s latest financial report. Democratic nominee Tom Wolf has $3.1 million tucked away after spending almost $2 million and getting $3.5 million in contributions during the last month.

Though Gov. Corbett has more cash available than Wolf, he has about $1.5 million less in the bank than he had at the start of last month. He spent twice as much as he received during the last month, and raised less than half what Wolf did, although the attention of a contested Democratic primary may be to blame for that.

Contributions

Corbett received $373,167.03 in in-kind contributions and $1,387,514.96 in monetary contributions in the period between May 6th and June 9th.

Political action committees (PACs) accounted for $331,050 of the contributions. The Western Pennsylvania Laborer’s PAC and the Penn Strategies PAC were the largest contributors among the PACs, donating $50,000 each.

Of the $1,387,514 in monetary contributions, unitemized donations under $50 made up $33,571.79. Contributions over $250 constituted the vast majority of Corbett’s total with 1,283,370.

Expenditures

Corbett’s campaign spent $2,890,536 last month compared to $2,463,223.25 in the month prior.

The bulk of Corbett’s money, over $2.4 million, went to consulting firm Brabender Cox for “media placement.”

Altogether, while Gov. Tom Corbett may be twenty points behind Tom Wolf in the polls, he does still have the money in the bank to make inroads on the Democratic nominee’s lead.

23 Responses

  1. THANK YOU @ bobguzzardi

    I AM ALL KNOWING and GET THE INSIDE INFO FROM THE VOICES IN MY HEAD. I APPRECIATE THAT YOU APPRECIATE ME BECAUSE I LOVE ME SOME ME

  2. PAINDY1 makes valid points as does M.R.Birkos.

    Note the primary was not entirely uncontested. Some of the $2.4 million was spent getting me off the ballot. I was flattered that I was viewed as a threat. There is no conceivable way that I could have raised a fraction of Corbett’s money or competed with the Republican State Committee network of hacks, yet significant resources were spent pushing me off the ballot.

    My focus was on cutting spending. I think the heretical message was what scared them.

    I don’t have time to go through the report but I would like to find out how much Lawrence Tabas Esq. and his law firm Obermeyer, Rebmann and Hippel were paid.

    I would point out that a $1.5 budget shortfall in an improving economy does not argue to competent fiscal management or prudent fiscal policies.

    And what does $50,000 from Laborer’s Union tell us about Tom Corbett and the Brabender Team?

  3. I LOVE MOMMY’S BASEMENT AND TOM CORBETT AND JOHN BARBENDER AND READING MY OWN WORDS AND LISTENING TO MY OWN VOICE AND DONATING MONEY TO THE PAGOP AND ME AND ALSO CORBETT

  4. Hey, PAINDY1 here, I know you can’t wait to read about everything I have to say. I have secret inside information you know. At least I’m pretty sure I do. Mom’s basement doesn’t get great reception and the dial-up internet is a little slow, but all in all I think I’m on top of all the breaking news. I also love John Barbender, he’s the greatest!!

  5. The fish come taco ate tree round split monkey food ghost. Its a true sham that jump over brown fox make it real. Although, unicorn love tasty house is not so humpity.
    MAKE ME SANDWICH……

  6. Dear Mr. Birkos: The Corbett/Acting Governor Brabender campaign is not about winning. GOP donors should boycott the Corbett/Acting Governor Brabender campaign, unless they believe deep in their hearts that a “Crisis Manager” living in Virginia’s horse country is a worthy charity. The people around Corbett all have their own private agendas and they have a few more months to commit political necrophilia at his expense and at taxpayer expense.

  7. Governor Corbett spent over $14 million in an uncontested primary. Why? So he would not still languish in historically low polls, where he has been for the last 2 1/2 years.

    The strategy failed.

    People of PA got the governor’s message. He has nothing to say. He could spend another $50 million. 50 million times nothing is still nothing.

    Crippling deficit when he started with a billion dollar surplus, PA dropping from 7th to 46th in job creation. And Corbett is lauding PA’s dropping unemployment, when in truth – the vast majority of the nation is dropping, and PA is not recovering as well as any other state, except maybe New Jersey – but they got clocked with Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Corbett unleashed comparable economic damage, with nearly as much wind.

  8. Sugar pants and random ants eating through the sky. I had no choice, but to boom my voice because I am so fly. It was not thee who ate at three, for it is just as he said. All is knowing a happy showing, that CORBETT IS ELECTED AGAIN!!!!

  9. I LOVE TO HEAR MYSELF TALK, I LOVE TO READ WHAT I WRITE, I LOVE TO SEE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY

    MEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME

  10. Tom Corbett and Acting Governor Tom Corbett donors and PAGOP donors: stop being duped. Close your wallets; just say no to Tom Corbett and Acting Governor Brabender. Jump off the funeral train. This Virginia Horse Country resident should finally go into the FUNERAL planning business in his home state and let our Keystone State move forward.

  11. Tom Wolf is Ed Rendells puppet. SW pa can’t afford Rendell to be the governor again

  12. “The bulk of Corbett’s money, over $2.4 million, went to consulting firm Brabender Cox for “media placement.””

    Damn. The story mentioned “Brabender”. That’s like saying “BeetleJuice” three times.

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