Thanks to a wide swath of contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate
In addition to donating $300,000 of his own money, Shriver raised $547,736 from a long list of contributors that reads like a who’s who of the entertainment industry, including talk show host
Members of Shriver's politically prominent family -- he's the nephew of
In all, 1,993 donors have given to Shriver's campaign since he announced his candidacy in late January. His contributors gave $300 or less. That is the maximum allowed after Shriver, a former Santa Monica City Council member, rejected voluntary spending limits and added his own large donation to the campaign.
Kuehl, a former state senator, reported collecting a total of $717,000 as of Monday's latest reporting deadline. She has been actively campaigning and raising dollars for about a year. West Hollywood Councilman John Duran has raised just over $187,000, reports show.
Bill Carrick, Shriver’s consultant, said Shriver has built a wide network of friends during his work for the
"He's somebody who is connected to a lot of people who share his commitment to trying to do things that are really meaningful,'' Carrick said.
Kuehl said she is thankful for the support she has received, noting she has more fundraising events planned. Kuehl had been limited to raising $1,500 per donor until Shriver declared he would partly self-fund his campaign. Now, under county election rules, she can accept unlimited donations.
Last week, Kuehl received a $75,000 contribution from the California Nurses Assn., a Sacramento-based group that advocates on behalf of the state's nursing profession. During her years in the Legislature, Kuel sponsored a law that set nurse-to-patient ratios, and she twice attempted to pass a universal healthcare law.