State Treasurer Rob McCord raised $567,649.84 in the first three months of 2014 for his gubernatorial bid.
He carried about $6 million over from 2013, and after spending nearly $3 million dollars this year, he was left with $3.6 million after the January 1 to March 31 reporting period.
McCord didn’t incur any new debt during this period, but still holds on to $2.1 million in loans from last year, including a sizeable one from himself.
McCord’s contributions come mostly from large donors, with just $16,782.56 in small donations. He did pick up a decent amount from in-kind donations, $32,800.41 total, $27,500 of which comes from a survey from PSEA.
Labor groups have overwhelming endorsed McCord, and their support has come with financial assistance as well, including $75,000 from the Mid-Atlantic Laborer’s Political League and $25,000 from the IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund.
Former gubernatorial candidate, Ed Pawlowski donated $10,000 to McCord from his PAC.
He also scored support from some wealthy individuals, including $50,000 each from Lawrence Kanavy of Trevdan Inc and Anil Kothari of Procurian; $25,000 from Robert McNeil of Penguin Industries; and $30,000 from Norton Cooper of Chatam International.
Besides the cost of their media buys, McCord’s spending was reasonable. There were the regular staff expenses, PA Democrats fee for their voter data and professional consulting fees for the Dover Strategy Group, Link Strategies, Seven Points Consulting and Buzzmaker LLC.
AKPD Message & Media placed McCord’s television advertisements to the tune of $2,330,640.
McCord was the third of the Democrats to release ads, but dove in with decently large buys and well-produced ads focused on his background, public education and his media-proclaimed title of “Corbett Slayer.”
McCord faces Rep. Allyson Schwartz, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf and former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty.