Wolf Leads All Three GOP Rivals in Cash on Hand

Governor Tom Wolf is leading Republicans Laura Ellsworth, Paul Mango, and Scott Wagner in cash on hand after the first quarter of 2018.

Wolf ended the first quarter with $14.7 million on hand, while Wagner was the closest Republican with $6.2 million on hand.  Mango reported $3.3 million on hand and Ellsworth ended with $434,000 on hand.

The first quarter also saw Wolf raise more money than any of the Republicans in the race, raising $4.9 million, $2.2 million more than the closest Republican.  Wagner raised $2.7 million, Mango raised $572,000, and Ellsworth raised $368,000.

According to the Associated Press almost half of Wolf’s contributions came from labor unions, and $250,000 from each the Democratic Governors Association and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.  

Most of Wagner’s campaign contributions came from himself, including $836,000 donated by himself and $1.6 million in returns from campaign investments.  Wagner also gave $320,000 of in-kind contributions to his campaign.

Mango raised most of his money through $275,000 in donations from himself and a $200,000 loan from Patrick Hampson that was converted into a contribution.  

Ellsworth, Mango, and Wagner will face each other in the May 15th primary, while Wolf does not have a primary opponent.

4 Responses

  1. Yesterday, WolfForPa.com sent me an email claiming that 91% of his contributions were of $250 or less, from 13,244 people from all 67 counties. That is a very popular governor. Wagner is in trouble, I think, regardless how many multimillion dollar checks he writes himself.

  2. Wagner’s report on the department of state says that he only has 1 million and some change

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