Corbett raised $1.4M, spent $3M, around primary

Gov. Tom Corbett’s re-election campaign spent money twice as fast as it came in during the weeks surrounding Pennsylvania’s primary.

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday showed the Republican governor received $1.4 million in contributions between May 6 and June 9, while he spent nearly $3 million — pushing his total expenditures to more than $11 million.

Corbett still had $4.8 million on hand.

Democratic nominee Tom Wolf’s report was not available Thursday morning. But Katie McGinty — one of the three candidates Wolf defeated in the primary — reported spending nearly $860,000, mostly for TV time, in the final weeks of that campaign.

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As of early May, the reports showed the five candidates had collectively raised more than $50 million and spent $39 million even before the primary.

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