Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa serves as the minority leader in the state senate. A prominent leader for the Democratic party, Costa ranks among the top Pennsylvania state-level candidates in terms of campaign finance contributions this election cycle.
Costa is a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s 43rd State Senate District. Serving in the state senate since 1996, Costa was selected by Democrats to lead the party in the chamber following the retirement of Bob Mellow in 2010. According to his campaign website, Costa’s top campaign issues are health care, job creation, climate change, and gun violence.
So far for the 2020 election cycle, Costa’s campaign has reported contributions of $1,517,820.67 and $1,243,171.23 in expenditures. Costa’s largest contribution came courtesy of a $100,000 donation from the 2020 Future Fund. Costa has also benefited from support from several political committees associated with labor organizations, with the Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Political League being the largest, with $110,000 in contributions to Costa.
Costa defeated a challenger in his primary this year with 77 percent of the vote and will be unopposed in the general election.
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