2016-04-22 / State

Spending on Senate bolstered in final days

HARRISBURG, (AP) — Spending is growing by leaps in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and could push past $13 million. That’s among this year’s most expensive Senate races.

A super PAC that supports Joe Sestak and a national party committee that backs Katie McGinty each reported Wednesday that they’re putting in hundreds of thousands of dollars more into the race. The primary election is Tuesday.

Of the nearly $11 million reported spent in the race, McGinty and her allies are outspending Sestak and his allies two-to-one, or about $6.8 million to about $3.4 million.

Outside groups have spent about $4 million to aid McGinty, compared to about $1 million for Sestak.

Sestak is seeking a rematch with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey after losing to him in 2010. The Democratic establishment is pulling for McGinty.

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