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Campaign: Allyson Schwartz raises $6.5m in bid for Pennsylvania governor

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz announced Thursday that her campaign raised $6.5 million in 2013 for her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.

Schwartz, a U.S. House member and the perceived early front-runner for the Democrats in 2014, raised funds from 8,000 individual donors from every county in Pennsylvania and from across the country, according to a campaign statement.

"With over 8,000 individual contributors from all 67 Pennsylvania counties, our campaign's broad grassroots support shows Pennsylvanians are excited about Allyson bringing a different type of leadership to Harrisburg that takes on the status quo," campaign manager Corey Dukes said in a statement. "As the commonwealth's next governor, she'll bring high expectations, effective leadership and a bold vision for Pennsylvania's future."

Campaign finance reports for 2013 were due Dec. 31, however, the records don't have to be released until the end of January.

In early December, another Democratic challenger, former Pennsylvania Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, announced he had raised $2.9 million and would be adding $10 million of his own money.

Reports from other Democratic challengers as well as Corbett have not been made available.

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