Friday, May 22, 2015

Election 2010: Williams Follows Onorato With Campaign Ads

The anticipated top fundraisers in the Democratic primary election for governor are starting to spend some of that money. State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams of Philadelphia plans to start broadcasting campaign commercials Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg, Erie and Altoona/Johnstown. The two ads, which introduce Williams to voters on issues such as school choice, gun control, property tax reduction and job creation, start running here in Philadelphia next week. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato started broadcasting campaign ads last week.

Election 2010: Williams Follows Onorato With Campaign Ads

The anticipated top fundraisers in the Democratic primary election for governor are starting to spend some of that money.  State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams of Philadelphia plans to start broadcasting campaign commercials Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg, Erie and Altoona/Johnstown.  The two ads, which introduce Williams to voters on issues such as school choice, gun control, property tax reduction and job creation, start running here in Philadelphia next week. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato started broadcasting campaign ads last week.

Onorato, expected to hold the lead among Democrats and Republicans when they file the latest campaign finance reports tomorrow, declared last week that he has raised $9 million and had $6.7 million on hand at the end of March.  Williams, a late entry in the race, is expected to report close to $2 million on contributions tomorrow.  The campaigns for state Auditor General Jack Wagner and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel declined to release any information about fund-raising efforts today.  Wagner and Hoeffel did not break $1 million for fund-raising last year.

State Attorney General Tom Corbett, the front-runner in the Republican primary, is expected to report that he has $4 million in the bank tomorrow.  His primary opponent, state Rep. Sam Rohrer, was trailing far behind Corbett in the fund-raising race, according to his 2009 campaign finance report filed on Feb. 1.

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