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Spending In Pa.'s 2014 Campaign For Governor Tops $82M

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The record spending in Pennsylvania's 2014 gubernatorial race has now surpassed $82 million.

That works out to $23.55 per vote cast in the Nov. 4 election.

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show most of the total — more than $60 million — was spent by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. The remaining $22 million was spent by the three Democratic candidates whom Wolf defeated in the May primary.

The latest reports cover spending during the five weeks ending Nov. 24, including the 10 days leading up to the election. During that period alone, the candidates spent $9 million on last-minute appeals to voters.

Overall, Corbett raised and spent about $28 million, while Wolf raised and spent about $32.5 million.

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