Years from now, the most important part of the 2010 governor's race might be the way a handful of little known investors single-handedly used Pennsylvania's no-holds-barred campaign finance rules to fund a long-shot candidate, and catapult him into the middle of the race.
Dan Hirshhorn at Pa2010 has the latest shocking finance numbers on the Anthony Williams campaign:
Students First PAC gave Williams, a Philadelphia state Senator, a whopping $1.625 million on Friday, according to state campaign finance data. Williams’ campaign has now received more than $4.5 million from two school choice PACs, virtually all of it coming thanks to contributions from three suburban Philadelphia investors. Both PACs advocate public vouchers for private education, among other school choice issues.