PA-Sen: Pro-Sestak Super PAC Raises $830K in Q1

Joe-Sestak-headshotExpect to see a lot of Joe Sestak commercials in the final 10 days before PA’s primaries.

Accountable Leadership, a pro-Sestak super PAC, has pulled in $829,893 since the turn of the year, tapping 95 individuals and 7 business and PACs for contributions.

The super PAC’s biggest contributor was The Connell Company of Berkeley Heights, NJ to the tune of $100K.

Two donors kicked in $50K of their own money – Patricia Bauman, President of the Bauman Foundation, and Thomas Hagen, Chairman of the Board of Erie Indemnity Company.

Seven people made $25K contributions in Q1, including former U.S. Ambassador James C. Hormel, the first openly gay man to serve in that position.

The super PAC also pulled in 5 contributions of $20K and a dozen at $10K each – including one from actor Michael Douglas.

40% of the super PAC’s contributions came from out-of-state, with 9 donors in New York City leading the way by chipping in $55,500.

Six Philadelphians donated $37,250, 5 from Wayne pitched in $34,500, and another handful of donors from Newtown Square contributed $31,500, while the super PAC raised just $18,500 from 4 in Pittsburgh.

The Accountable Leadership PAC opened its checkbook four times for TV advertising buys in support of the former Congressman, paying The Campaign Group of Philadelphia $236,900 since March 22.

Today is the deadline for candidates to file their campaign finance disclosure forms with the FEC.

4 Responses

  1. Good on these rich folks for standing up for the people’s candidate and standing against the misguided wannabe kingmakers in DC who are trying to hoodwink Pennsylvanians into supporting a candidate who should have kept her plum job in Harrisburg instead of trying to live out Eddie Rendell’s revenge fantasy.

  2. Just got this fundraising email from Joe:

    Crew- (yeah, he really uses that to address people)

    “The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and another outside special interest group have just added over $600K to the $3.2 million they already put into the race, and with expanded
    false attack ads! ”

    But, Whiny Joe’s got his own outside interest group. Boo. Hoo.

  3. Sestak, who complains about “special interest money”??

    Say it ain’t so, Joe. 🙁

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