State Sen. Mike Stack appeared to be way ahead of the Democratic lieutenant governor's pack in cash on hand at he end of the first quarter.
Stack reported that he had roughly $700,000 on hand at the end of the first quarter. Among his rivals who had filed their first quarter reports, only Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith was also in six figures, with $144,319 in cash. Former U.S. Rep. Mark Critz was in some big-spending races during his brief congressional career, but he's taking a more frugal route this time, reporting about $37,000 in cash after spending $89,000 in the first three months of the year.
State Rep. Bradford Neuman had a balance of $19,000 in one campaign committee and $45,000 in a separate fund-raising committe formed for the lieutenant governor's race. Harrisburg Councilman Brad Koplinski reported $28,474 in cash on hand, but also had a debt of $15,000