Who's raised the most?
Democrat Gavin Newsom has amassed a massive money pile since starting his campaign more than three years ago. His total is nearly five times that of Republican John Cox.
Fundraising slowed after the primary
Newsom and Cox have raised about $10 million combined since they triumphed in the June 5 primary. That's a stark drop from the massive infusions into candidates' accounts just before the election.
Cox has one major donor
Himself. The businessman, estimated to be worth more than $100 million, kickstarted his longshot campaign with millions from his personal bank account. His giving has continued. After advancing to the general election, Cox sent an additional $600,000 to his campaign.
Where does the money come from?
Newsom has won support from power centers across the state, including Hollywood, Sacramento and his home base of San Francisco. Cox's strongest fundraising comes from his adopted home of San Diego, where he won the vote in June and has pulled in nearly $1 million.
Who’s writing the checks?
Here are some of the top donors to each campaign.
Newsom’s donor list includes some of the state's strongest interest groups, as well as famous names from across the country. He also has the most money from small donors, whose identities are not disclosed.
California Teachers Assn.
Powerful force in California politics that advocates for teachers in public schools and colleges
Blue Shield of California
San Francisco-based health insurer. Has also backed anti-Chiang outside group.
Stewart and Lynda Resnick
Billionaire couple behind Fiji Water and POM Wonderful juice. Have given to both Newsom and Villaraigosa.
Marissa Mayer and Zachary Bogue
Former CEO of Yahoo and her husband, a Silicon Valley investor
Chairman of private investment firm Andell Inc.
Chairman of an investment management firm and philanthropist. Leading benefactor of Democratic candidates.
Venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder who supported Republican Donald Trump in 2016 presidential election
Entertainer and host of HBO's "Real Time," who has encouraged Newsom to run for president in 2020
Laurene Powell Jobs
Widow of Steve Jobs and founder of Emerson Collective, an organization supporting education, immigration reform and social justice
NFL running back, currently with the Oakland Raiders
Cox's donor list, headed by himself, is much shorter.
The candidate has largely drawn on his own checkbook to fund his campaign.
Professional Financial Investors, Inc.
Property investment and management firm in Marin and Sonoma counties
Melba Jean and Floyd Kvamme
Founder of Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center, a therapeutic horseback riding center in Santa Cruz, and her husband
Thomas and Carolyn Dauterman
Owner of Thomas Manufacturing, a manufacturer of nut harvesting equipment in Chico, and his wife
President of HSL Properties Inc., which owns and operates apartment communities in Arizona
Sources: California secretary of state, California Civic Data Coalition, Mapzen, Times analysis
About the data: Totals on this page include all contributions made to the candidates’ gubernatorial committees and other groups working on a candidate’s behalf. The records are drawn from two sources: first, periodic disclosure reports filed with the California secretary of state, which cover donations through June 30, 2018; second, reports of donations greater than $5,000 since then, which must be disclosed soon after they are received. This page was originally published Aug. 6, 2018 and will be updated as the campaign progresses.
Credits: Photo editing by Andrea Roberson, development by Ben Welsh and Andrew Briz, classification algorithm by Anthony Pesce