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Corbett remains weak among Pa. GOP; Gov. hopefuls finances due
Updated: Friday, January 31 2014, 03:11 PM EST
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
HARRISBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett is poised to receive a re-election endorsement from the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, but a new poll showed that doesn't necessarily mean the party is united behind him. Additionally, gubernatorial candidates are required to begin showing their finances and who is contributing to their campaigns.
Friday is the first deadline for the prospective candidates to report who is giving them money. The deadline includes Corbett, the eight Democrats vying for their party's nomination and other third party contenders.
As of Friday afternoon, Corbett had not yet released his report from 2013. Several democrats have also not yet filed.
Democrat Allyson Schwartz reported to have raised more than $6.5 million, including $3.4 million from her congressional campaign, $150,000 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 in Philadelphia and $132,000 from Emily's List.
Democrat Katie McGinty reported raising nearly $2.4 million, including $235,000 of her own money. She also loaned her campaign $235,000.
The reports are due one day before the Pa. GOP will meet to reportedly endorse Corbett for his re-election bid.
In a new poll released by Franklin & Marshall College, it showed Corbett's support remained weak among the state's 3 million Republican voters, with fewer than half thinking he deserves a second term.
Some conservatives resent Corbett's $2.3 billion transportation funding program because they said it violated his 2010 campaign promise to not raise taxes or fees. Corbett also was unable to successfully find enough support in a Republican-controlled General Assembly to pass liquor and lottery privatization.
However, business groups and other supporters said Corbett has many accomplishments to boast about.
No one is expected to challenge Corbett for the endorsement, but conservative activist Bob Guzzardi, a businessman from Ardmore, Pa., hoped to challenge Corbett in the primary.