The advertising air wars in the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary are set to begin this week.
Candidate Dan Onorato - who is leading in the polls and, with $6 million in the bank, has the largest war chest - made the first statewide ad buy, according to two Democratic sources. The campaign has dropped $940,000 to run ads in six television markets.
The largest buy was Philadelphia at $488,500, followed by Pittsburgh ($184,655), Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York ($101,735), Wilkes Barre-Scranton ($95,680), Johnstown-Altoona ($30,180), Erie ($38,915).
On Monday Onorato told Capitolwire news service he is prepared to go wall-to-wall to win the primary.