Several public sector unions, including the Pennsylvania state teachers union, have given full-throated endorsements of Attorney General Josh Shapiro in his race for governor, boosting the Democratic candidate with money and publicity.
Shapiro has raised over $20.5 million since he declared his candidacy for the top state office. Of that, Shapiro has raised at least $4.7 million from unions so far this election cycle, according to the latest public filings.
Among his top donors is Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), which gave Shapiro $400,000 through its political action committee (PAC). Shapiro also received $750,000 from the national office of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and another $400,000 from the state and national Service Employee International Union (SEIU) PACs.