Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's campaign has filed it's 2012 year-end finance report showing it raised $500K the last calendar year (on top of $342K it already) had, spent $78K and ended the year with $748K. When January collections are included the incumbent's team says it's going to have more than $909K on-hand, which would give it a step up on Democratic challengers Bill Peduto and Michael Lamb when laying down the money for TV, mail and other pricey needs.
More later as we read the report.
UPDATE: Ravenstahl's hefty financing totals are buttressed by PACS and individuals giving the full $8,000 and $4,000 respectively allowed. Under city campaign finance law only half of such receipts can be used in the primary with the balance reserved for the general election.
Counting his other report too, PACs giving him the full $8K include those for: Steamfitters Local 449, state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl (the mayor's brother), Firefighters Local No. 1 and Carpenters of Western Pa, PA Future, and city councilman Rickey Burgess.
Individuals at the funding cap include "The Ford King" Richard Bazzy, Duquesne Light CEO Morgan O'Brien, Penguins CEO David Morehouse, Joseph White of Carl Walker construction, Patricia Mistick of Allegheny West, Benjamin Brown of Benyon & Co., John Stabile of Alco Parking and Janet Hunt of Squirrel Hill.