Whitman funnels $91 million into campaign
June 15, 2010
Meg Whitman, the GOP nominee for governor, contributed another $20 million to her war chest for a total of more than $91 million in personal donations. [WallStreetJournal]
Whitman’s has said she will contribute up to $150 million from her own checkbook to win the election.
The GOP candidate is on track to set a new record for self contributions, currently held by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spent about $108 million of his own money to win an election last November. Whitman spent more than $80 million in her bid to win the primary.
In contrast, Democrat nominee Jerry Brown spent $400,000 during the primary and has about $20 million left in his coffers.