Gubernatorial Candidates In PA Begin Organizing Campaigns

Feb 2, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The 2018 gubernatorial race is in its very early stages, and its two declared candidates are already making moves to get their campaigns rolling. 

Wagner announced his intention to run for governor.
Credit Katie Meyer

With a little less than a year until the election, the only people who have thrown in their hats are current governor Tom Wolf, a democrat, and conservative GOP State

Senator Scott Wagner, who owns a lucrative waste-hauling company.

Wolf and Wagner, both from York County, filed their campaign finance reports this week.

Wagner stocked his with a $4 million loan--from himself--which puts his total funds at $4.3 million.

Wolf's more modest report shows $1.7 million, already more than the $1.4 million he spent in his first campaign.

The governor has also begun shuffling key staff members out of the Capitol and onto the campaign.

Notably Mary Isenhour, the administration's former chief of staff, made the switch to campaign advisor.

Former spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan has also jumped to the campaign side, becoming Wolf's new campaign manager.