Names in the News: Vincent Fumo

Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Tyler Evilsizer

Research Area: Politics

Type: Report

Coverage: Pennsylvania


Vincent Fumo, who served as a state senator in Pennsylvania for 30 years, was found guilty of 137 counts of corruption and fraud. The March 16, 2009 decision rocked state politics. This report documents campaign finance data since 2000, showing that Fumo regularly outraised opponents by at least two to one.