SACRAMENTO — Gov.
Brown has raised nearly $3 million this year and spent nearly $95,000, his report shows.
Top contributors include several labor unions,
Each gave $27,200, the maximum allowed by law.
Among the governor's primary challengers, Republican Neel Kashkari reported bringing in $1.3 million in the two months since he kicked off his campaign. He has $903,478 in his political account, according to his filings.
Kashkari's campaign hopes to raise several million dollars before the June 3 primary election, to pay for television ads aimed at state voters. If the former U.S. Treasury official continues to raise money at his current clip — averaging $162,500 a week — that goal appears out of reach.
His fundraising dropped off sharply after an initial burst when he announced his bid in January. After raising $1 million in his first two weeks as a candidate, Kashkari raised $300,000 in the next six weeks.
Many of his largest donors had ties to the banking industry and finance. Several contributors are associated with
Other big-name donors include former
Another gubernatorial candidate, Republican state Assemblyman
The bulk of Donnelly's contributions, which have totaled more than $500,000 since he began fundraising, appeared to come from small-dollar donors. Several of them gave the symbolic figure of $17.76.
In contests for other statewide offices, one of the scrappiest is the race for secretary of state, California's top elections official.
Two candidates, Democratic state Sens.
Dan Schnur, a no-party-preference candidate and former chairman of the state Fair Political Practices Commission, reported $260,441 in the bank. Democrat Derek Cressman, a former director of Common Cause, filed with $77,316 on hand.
Republican candidate Pete N. Peterson, who runs a public policy institute at Pepperdine University, reported $1,637 in available funds.
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) is running for state controller. He has almost $1.8 million in the bank, dwarfing the sum that his main Democratic opponent, state Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, has after spending $439,600 during the reporting period. She has $100,529 on hand.
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, entered the controller race just before the close of the filing period. Her fundraising efforts began after the deadline, said her campaign manager, Tim Clark.
In other statewide campaigns:
• State Atty. Gen.
• Lt. Gov.
• Incumbent Democratic Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has $1.57 million. Challenger
One hundred seats are also up for election in the Legislature this year. A highly competitive race is for the 26th Senate District seat being vacated by Sen.
Democratic candidates include
Other contestants had not filed late Monday.