Senator-elect Scott Wagner on Friday submitted the final reports needed to clear the way for his swearing-in for the 28th Senate, and spending exceeded past campaign records as expected.
Wagner submitted two reports, one for himself and one for his campaign, "Scott Wagner for Senate."
The Spring Garden Township businessman's campaign spent $135,865 for the period from March 4 through March 28, but took in only $108,865, ending with a cash balance of negative $26,279. The campaign owes the candidate $140,000 and owes local firm Ream Printing $64,327, according to the report.
For his personal report, Wagner showed a $40,0000 gift to the campaign, with an ending balance of negative $150,000.
The campaign for Wagner, who owns Penn Waste and funded a portion of the campaign with personal contributions, has spent about $468,000 since the beginning of the year.
For the period between Jan. 1 and March 3, the campaign spent about $333,000. Politicos have said the typical cost of a State Senate race in York County is less than $100,000.
The records filed Friday only pertain to the March 18 special election, and additional reports will be filed for the primary and general elections.
Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman said Friday the state is expecting to issue a final confirmation of the election results on Monday, with the finance report being the final step before Wagner can legally take office.
Wagner said Friday he will be sworn in Wednesday at the Capitol in Harrisburg, with a York County judge and a York County pastor overseeing the ceremony.
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