Mastriano Now Says He Raised $1M After Initial Report Has Few Details |
PHILADELPHIA (TNS) — State Sen. Doug Mastriano said Monday night that he raised more than $1 million last year, three times more than he initially disclosed, offering a more clear of his GOP campaign for governor of Pennsylvania.
Mastriano, of Franklin County and widely considered a frontrunner for the Republican nomination, said he spent $215,000 in 2021, 15 times more than he previously disclosed. He carried over more than $200,000 from 2020, leaving nearly $1.3 million in the bank to start 2022, according to an amended report filed with the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Only three other Republican candidates — state Senate leader Jake Corman, former Delaware County councilman Dave White and attorney Jason Richey — started the year with more cash on hand.
Mastriano’s campaign noted that while many of his rivals relied on political action committees and personal loans to fund their campaigns, he raised most of his money from small donors.
“We are the only grassroots campaign in the race for governor,” Mastriano said in a statement. “Hardworking Pennsylvania workers are tired of politics as usual and are demanding new leaders to end senseless terms, to put parents in charge of their children’s education, to restore voter integrity and to end punitive property taxes.”
Mastriano’s amended financial disclosure included major revisions to the one he filed earlier this month. In the first, filed nearly a week after the Jan. 31 deadline, Mastriano said he raised $363,000 last year. He first said he only spent $14,415.87 for the whole year.
The Inquirer reported on Monday that those numbers appeared to omit basic campaign spending.
A dozen Republicans are in the running for the May 17 primary election. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the only top Democratic nominee.