California gubernatorial candidates’ war chests
February 7, 2014
California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari raised nearly $1 million during the first two weeks of his campaign. [MercuryNews]
Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, reported Wednesday that he raised $976,000. Donors include several bankers at Goldman Sachs, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Kashkari’s parents.
The other Republican candidate, state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, raised $374,000 last year but had just $54,000 remaining. He has since collected another $55,000.
Nevertheless, Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat who is favored to win re-election, has raised nearly $17 million.