HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is starting the year with $7.5 million in his campaign war chest as he prepares for a tough reelection fight.
According to fund-raising numbers released Wednesday night by his campaign, the governor raised $6.8 million last year. Since taking office in 2011, he has raised $12.3 million, campaign spokesman Billy Pitman said. Those fund-raising efforts will intensify over the next 10 months.
Corbett will need every penny, many political analysts say.
Democrats have lined up for the chance to take on Corbett in the November election, believing they have the best shot in years at unseating an incumbent governor. Corbett has so far been unable to turn around some of the poorest public-approval ratings in modern Pennsylvania political history.