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" The race for Govenor is key for our very existance. Please
regisiter to vote by April 21st, 2014 deadline for the May 20, 2014
- Chris Woods
Executive Vice President
McCord Campaign to report raising $6.6 Million!
McCORD FOR GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN SURGES INTO 2014
** McCord campaign to report raising $6.6 million in 2013 with $6.0
million cash on hand **
Bryn Mawr, PA - The Rob McCord for Governor campaign surged into the
start of 2014 with impressive year-end fundraising totals for 2013, a
significant advantage in union endorsements, and a proven track record
of successfully taking on Governor Tom Corbett.
“We enter this year incredibly well-positioned to win the Democratic
primary in 2014,” said McCord campaign spokesperson Mark Nevins.
“We had a remarkably strong fundraising effort last year - and in
considerably less time than any other candidate. We have
significantly more union support than any other candidate. And
while others talk about taking on Tom Corbett, Treasurer McCord is the
only one doing it day in and day out. We’re looking forward to
the campaign ahead.”
McCord officially launched his campaign on September 24, 2013 and will
report raising $6.6 million for the year. Thanks to McCord’s
disciplined approach, the campaign was able to finish the year with a
healthy $6.0 million in the bank.
In addition, McCord enters 2014 with a significant advantage in support
from union members across the state. With endorsements from
AFSCME Council 13, IBEW Locals 5, 126, and 143, UFCW Local 1776, the
Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, Philadelphia’s AFSCME District
1199C, the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, IUOE
Local 66, and the Utility Workers Union of America, McCord can count on
the support of more than 215,000 active and retired union
members. By comparison, his closest competitor, Congresswoman
Allyson Schwartz’s endorsements add up to slightly fewer than 30,000
active and retired members.
McCord is also the only candidate in the field who has done more than
just talk about taking on Tom Corbett. Governor Corbett’s recent
decision to drop his deeply-flawed and ill-advised efforts to privatize
the Pennsylvania lottery were the direct result of work done by
Treasurer McCord and Attorney General Kathleen Kane who raised serious
questions about the legality and financial wisdom of
privatization. Treasurer McCord also forced the Corbett
Administration to confront inefficiencies in the state employees
retirement fund, and McCord saved the state $5.1 million when he
stymied an effort by Governor Corbett to pay a website consulting firm
for a controversial, no-bid contract.
“Our cash on hand and our union support - both of which are still
growing - are cause to feel good about how we’re starting 2014,” added
Nevins. “For voters looking for a candidate who has the executive
experience to deliver real results and a track record of taking on and
beating Tom Corbett, Rob McCord is the obvious choice."
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