Wolf leads Wagner in large donations in Pa. governor’s race — a breakdown

Gov. Tom Wolf (left) and Scott Wagner (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Gov. Tom Wolf (left) and Scott Wagner (Emma Lee/WHYY)

About a month before Election Day, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has raised significantly more money than Republican challenger Scott Wagner.

Wolf has raised $15 million, compared to Wagner’s $8.5 million.

Wolf’s edge is especially pronounced based on the number of large donations that he has received.

Based on contributions greater than $25,000, Wolf has raised $9.5 million, with Wagner raising just under $3.8 million. These figures come from public filings tracking contributions from January 1, 2018 to September 17, 2018.

Labor unions have made up over half of Wolf’s large contributions. They include the Pennsylvania State Education Association, Service Employees International Union, and the Committee for a Better Tomorrow, which represents Philadelphia trial lawyers.

Wagner has received large contributions from the Republican Governors’ Association of Pa., as well as a $1 million contribution from Students First PAC, an organization that supports school choice.

Wolf’s largest individual donors are Michael Rubin, CEO of the e-commerce company Kynetic and part-owner of the 76ers; David Magerman, a philanthropist with the Kohelet Foundation; and Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City.

Wagner has been his own largest individual contributor, pledging over $1 million of his own money to his campaign. He also received large individual donations from John Arnold, CEO of PPC Lubricants in Jonestown; Matt Desoto, leader of MI Windows and Doors, LLC.; and Michael W. Rice, CEO of Utz Quality Foods.

The candidates are next required to disclose their latest contributions by October 26th.

The tables below show all contributions above $25,000 that candidates have received.

Gov. Tom Wolf

Name City (Pa. unless noted) Amount ($) Date (All 2018)
AFSCME Washington, DC 400,000 03/26
AFSCME Washington, DC 250,000 05/30
AFSCME District Council 13 Harrisburg 100,000 02/27
American Federation of Teachers COPE Washington, DC 250,000 09/03
American Federation of Teachers COPE Washington, DC 250,000 03/15
Brad E. Hollinger Mechanicsburg 25,000 03/09
Caivis Investment Company LLC Washington, DC 25,000 09/12
Carpenters Legislative Program of Greater Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 100,000 08/09
Carpenters Legislative Program of Greater Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 150,000 08/31
Committee for a Better Tomorrow Philadelphia 200,000 09/13
Committee for a Better Tomorrow Philadelphia 250,000 03/20
Committee for a Better Tomorrow Philadelphia 250,000 05/22
Cozen O’Connor PAC Philadelphia 25,000 05/03
Cynthia Shapira Blawnox 50,000 09/04
David Magerman Narberth 100,000 08/24
Democracy Fund Harrisburg 25,000 09/04
Democratic Governors’ Association – PA Washington, DC 250,000 03/05
Donald B. Rodgers Cranberry Twp 25,000 08/13
Doug Hoke York 25,000 09/14
Doug Hoke York 25,000 03/23
Edward P. Roski Jr. City of Industry, CA 25,000 02/27
Edwin H. Beachler III Pittsburgh 25,000 08/07
Erie Insurance PAC Erie 25,000 08/21
Fairness PA Philadelphia 100,000 09/17
Fairness PA Philadelphia 50,000 06/14
Fairness PA Philadelphia 250,000 07/30
Fairness PA Philadelphia 100,000 06/29
Fairness PA Philadelphia 100,000 03/26
Gerry Lenfest Conshohocken 50,000 05/24
Highmark PAC Camp Hill 25,000 09/05
IBEW Local 5 Political Action Committee Pittsburgh 250,000 07/10
IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund Washington, DC 150,000 09/17
IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund Washington, DC 94,500 09/17
International Association of Fire Fighters Washington, DC 100,000 07/16
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Washington, DC 125,000 03/16
International Union of Operating Engineers Engineers Political Education Committee Washington, DC 50,000 04/26
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 Political Action Fund Fort Washington 100,000 04/28
Intl Longshoremen’s Assn North Bergen, NJ 25,000 09/05
Ira Gumberg Pittsburgh 25,000 09/11
James Miller Los Angeles, CA 25,000 03/29
Joseph Neubauer Philadelphia 50,000 05/18
Leo A. Holt Gloucester City, NJ 33,400 06/12
Local 66 PAC Club Int’l Union of Operating Engineers Pittsburgh 100,000 04/30
Local Union #98 I.B.E.W. Committee on Political Education Philadelphia 150,000 07/24
Local Union #98 I.B.E.W. Committee on Political Education Philadelphia 100,000 05/10
Marie T. McKellar Dobbs Ferry, NY 25,000 06/22
Mark L. Butler Carlisle 50,000 03/26
McNees PAC Harrisburg 25,000 01/25
Michael Bloomberg New York City, NY 100,000 07/12
Michael Brochu Philadelphia 25,000 07/02
Michael Holt Gloucester City, NJ 33,400 06/12
Michael Rubin Conshohocken 250,000 03/02
Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Political League Reston, VA 250,000 09/14
Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Political League Reston, VA 250,000 03/26
Mitchell L. Morgan Bryn Mawr 50,000 01/08
National Democratic Redistricting PAC Washington, DC 250,000 03/23
Patrick Burns Sprimgfield 25,000 08/29
Pennsylvania Orthopaedics Society PAC Harrisburg 25,000 06/25
Pennsylvania SEIU COPE Harrisburg 500,000 03/22
Pennsylvania SEIU COPE Harrisburg 375,000 05/17
Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC Harrisburg 25,000 05/29
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 27 PAC Coraopolis 30,000 06/20
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 520 PAC Harrisburg 25,000 06/20
Plumbers Union Local 690 Election PAC Philadelphia 25,000 06/20
PSEA PACE Harrisburg 250,000 07/16
PSEA PACE Harrisburg 100,000 09/17
PSEA PACE Harrisburg 250,000 03/26
PSEA PACE Harrisburg 250,000 03/26
PSEA PACE Harrisburg 250,000 05/09
Raymond Hoover Mechanicsburg 25,000 02/07
Richard Schiffrin Wynnewood 25,000 05/10
Robert Dyson Poughkeepsie 25,000 03/20
Ross Nese Pittsburgh 25,000 07/02
Saul Ewing, LLP Philadelphia 30,000 05/24
Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci LLC Pittsburgh 75,000 07/12
SEIU Healthcare PA COPE Harrisburg 100,000 05/14
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 – League for Political Education Philadelphia 50,000 09/17
Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 – League for Political Education Philadelphia 50,000 05/23
Steamfitters Local 420 Committee on Political Education Philadelphia 50,000 06/20
Steamfitters Local 420 Committee on Political Education Philadelphia 100,000 07/27
Steamfitters Local 449 PAC Fund Pittsburgh 50,000 06/20
Stephen Frobouck Pittsburgh 25,000 02/15
Teamsters Local 115 Political Action Fund Philadelphia 35,000 03/16
Teamsters Local 830 Drive Philadelphia 25,000 03/16
Thomas C. Norris Naples, FL 25,000 06/25
United Association Local 524 Political Action Fund Scranton 30,000 06/20
United Association Political Education Committee Annapolis, MD 100,000 06/20
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776 PAC Plymouth Meeting 25,000 09/06
United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776 PAC Plymouth Meeting 50,000 05/10
United Steel Workers PAC Pittsburgh 75,000 08/16
United Steel Workers PAC Pittsburgh 125,000 03/12
UnitedHealth Group PAC Washington, DC 25,000 09/17
UnitedHealth Group PAC Washington, DC 25,000 07/31

Scott Wagner

Name City (PA unless noted) Amount ($) Date (All 2018)
Alfred Barbour Sewickley 25,000 06/27
Alfred Barbour Sewickley 50,000 01/29
Charles Joyce Wellsville, NY 25,000 08/20
Citizens Alliance of PA, Inc Lemoyne 25,000 08/14
Erie Management Group LLC PAC Erie 25,000 09/14
Jay Cleveland, Jr. Pittsburgh 25,000 07/30
Jay Cleveland, Jr. Pittsburgh 25,000 09/06
Jay Cleveland, Jr. Pittsburgh 50,000 02/09
Jay Cleveland, Jr. Pittsburgh 25,000 04/10
John Arnold Mechanicsburg 300,000 09/07
John Arnold Mechanicsburg 250,000 05/18
John Disanto Harrisburg 40,000 07/30
John Ortenzio Lemoyne 50,000 09/06
Kathleen Coulter Brimfield, IL 25,000 04/19
Mark W McClymonds Portersville 25,000 07/05
Matt Desoto Gratz 25,000 09/13
Matt Desoto Gratz 27,500 06/04
Matt Desoto Gratz 27,500 06/04
MI Windows and Doors, LLC. Gratz 25,000 04/13
Michael Savastio Mechanicsburg 25,000 04/23
Michael W. Rice New Oxford 50,000 06/05
Michael W. Rice New Oxford 50,000 06/28
Michael W. Rice New Oxford 50,000 04/06
Michael W. Rice New Oxford 50,000 05/04
Neal DeAngelo, III Lake Harmony 25,000 04/02
Northwest Good Government PAC Erie 25,000 05/22
Patrick Egan Lancaster 25,000 03/27
RGA PENNSYLVANIA 2018 PAC Washington, DC 250,000 09/17
Ronald H Muhlenkamp Butler 40,000 07/12
Scott Wagner York 80,000 09/05
Scott Wagner York 120,000 01/30
Scott Wagner York 128,410.11 01/12
Scott Wagner York 113,000 02/02
Scott Wagner York 475,000 03/26
Scott Wagner York 30,000 04/18
Scott Wagner York 132,978.35 04/19
Selvin Passen, M.D. Baltimore, MD 25,000 01/15
Selvin Passen, M.D. Ft. Lauderdale 25,000 05/25
Students First PAC Wynnewood 1,000,000 07/05

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