Cost of Pennsylvania Governor Race Between Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner Tops $64M But Falls Short of Record - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Cost of Pennsylvania Governor Race Between Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner Tops $64M But Falls Short of Record

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

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    Gov. Tom Wolf Wins Second Term in Pennsylvania

    Democratic Governor Tom Wolf won his second term in Pennsylvania, defeating his Republican challenger Scott Wagner. Wolf addressed his supporters after his victory.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million in 2018.

    • Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    • The race fell shy of the state record of more than $82 million spent in Pennsylvania's 2014 gubernatorial race won by Wolf.

    Spending in Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race topped $64 million, as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf thumped Republican Scott Wagner to win a second term.

    Campaign finance reports filed at last week's deadline show that Wolf outspent Wagner, $31 million to $22 million, counting the value of non-cash contributions of services and goods.

    The race fell shy of the state record, more than $82 million in Pennsylvania's 2014 gubernatorial race won by Wolf.

    Labor unions supplied about one-third of Wolf's cash, while Wagner was his own biggest donor by far, at more than $12 million. Wolf gave a big chunk of cash, about $4 million, to the Democratic Party to help with other races on Nov. 6's ballot.

    Wagner survived a bruising primary campaign that cost $25 million and siphoned much of his cash.