Wolf reported $1.7M in campaign account entering 2017

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is reporting that he headed into 2017 with $1.7 million in his campaign account as he prepares to run for re-election next year.

    Wolf reported Tuesday night that his campaign spent $1.4 million last year, about half of it in large-dollar contributions to the Democratic Party or party allies. He reported raising $2.5 million, including more than $580,000 from labor unions and more than $150,000 from family members.

    Wolf’s campaign spent more than $32 million on his 2014 gubernatorial run. He gave $10 million to his first campaign, but campaign manager Jeff Sheridan says Wolf doesn’t plan to give money to his campaign this time around.

    Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner is seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Wolf. He reported loaning his campaign $4 million.

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