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PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto today released the cover page of his 2012 end-of-year finance report and announced that in just three months, he has raised a total of $329,671.38.

The end-of-year total breaks former Mayor Bob O’Connor’s 2001 record of $279,623 for most money raised at this point in a Democratic Primary by a Pittsburgh Mayoral challenger.

Peduto’s record-setting amount of $329,671.38 was raised in just three months while complying with the strict contribution limits for individual donors from the City of Pittsburgh’s 2009 Campaign Finance Law. Over 700 individuals have donated to the campaign. Of those donations, nearly 250 people made contributions of less than $50. The financial contributions demonstrate significant grassroots support for Councilman Peduto’s candidacy.


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