State Treasurer Rob McCord’s campaign gave a preview of their campaign finance report showing McCord with $6 million cash on hand.
The McCord campaign put together $6.6 million last year, with $1.7 million from McCord himself, $1.334 million carry over from 2012 and approximately $3.6 million from other donors.
McCord was a later entry into the governor’s race last year, officially announcing in September.
“We enter this year incredibly well-positioned to win the Democratic primary in 2014,” said McCord campaign spokesperson Mark Nevins. “We had a remarkably strong fundraising effort last year – and in considerably less time than any other candidate. We have significantly more union support than any other candidate. And while others talk about taking on Tom Corbett, Treasurer McCord is the only one doing it day in and day out. We’re looking forward to the campaign ahead.”
When the reports are made public early next month, McCord will likely place second in the cash on hand portion of the fundraising race.
Last week, Tom Wolf revealed that his campaign had raised $13.27 million, mostly funded by a $10 million check that the Wolfs wrote themselves for the race.
Two weeks ago, Allyson Schwartz gave a preview of her 2013 fundraising as well. She reported raising $6.5 million for her bid, $3 million coming from a transfer from her congressional fundraising account.
Neither Schwartz nor Wolf shared their cash on hand numbers.
Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty is rumored to have raised between $2-2.5 million.
Also in the race for the Democratic nomination are State Treasurer Rob McCord, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, former DEP Secretary John Hanger, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz and Cumberland County minister Max Myers.