Shapiro raises $25.4 million in PA governor's race, crushing Mastriano

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Josh Shapiro, the Democratic campaigner for politician of Pennsylvania, crushed his Republican rival authorities Sen. Doug Mastriano successful fundraising implicit the summer, raking successful much than $25.4 cardinal from June 7 to Sept. 19, according to run concern filings. By comparison, Mastriano raised astir $3.2 cardinal implicit the aforesaid three-month period.

Shapiro's monolithic currency haul brings the candidate's fundraising full this rhythm to much than $50 cardinal — the astir of immoderate gubernatorial campaigner successful the authorities ever. The fundraising totals travel aft the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll released earlier this period showed Shapiro starring Mastriano by 11 points among apt voters, 55% to 44%.

Shapiro's fundraising has already outpaced the erstwhile grounds acceptable by erstwhile Gov. Ed Rendell, who raised $42.2 cardinal during his 2002 campaign. More recently, Gov. Tom Wolf raised $32.8 cardinal during his 2014 campaign, including $10 cardinal successful self-funding.

Shapiro's latest fundraising numbers were provided to CBS News up of Tuesday's filing deadline. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and existent lawyer wide of Pennsylvania finished the fundraising play with much than $10.9 cardinal currency connected manus heading into the last weeks of the 2022 run season. Mastriano finished the play with astir $2.6 cardinal currency connected hand.

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro Campaigns In Bethlehem, PA Josh Shapiro, the Democratic campaigner for politician of Pennsylvania, astatine an lawsuit successful Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, connected Sept. 22, 2022. Getty Images

With his run warfare thorax advantage, Shapiro has already spent oregon reserved $35 cardinal successful tv ads up of Election Day. At the aforesaid time, Mastriano has not placed immoderate TV ads for the wide predetermination yet, according to tracking by AdImpact.

In a statement released connected Twitter Tuesday evening, a Mastriano run spokesperson said tiny contributions person played a cardinal relation successful propelling the run forward, "we are arrogant to beryllium funded by the radical of Pennsylvania — and not the elites."

According to the filings, much than $21 cardinal of Shapiro's full came from contributions exceeding $250, including those from governmental committees. For Mastriano, $2.5 cardinal of his full came from contributions of much than $250.

Mastriano has been trailing Shapiro successful aggregate caller polls. The far-right candidate, who is simply a known predetermination denier and has expressed utmost views connected abortion, including a prohibition without objection for rape and incest, faces immoderate buyers' remorse among registered Republicans. Four successful 10 said they wished their enactment had nominated a antithetic candidate, according to the latest CBS News polling. But Mastriano does person the continued enactment of 1 salient Republican: erstwhile President Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump held a tele-rally with the GOP campaigner connected Tuesday night, during which helium praised Mastriano, saying helium has "been MAGA from time one."  They besides appeared connected signifier unneurotic earlier this period arsenic good astatine a rally successful Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Sarah Ewall-Wice

CBS News newsman covering economical policy.

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