Ka-ching! That’s become a familiar sound in the San Fernando Valley slugfest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.
Together, the two Democrats have spent more than $9 million through Sept. 30, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Jim Rogan set a record for a California House race by spending $11.5 million in their 2000 Glendale-area contest won by Schiff.
Heading into the crucial final weeks before the Nov. 6 election, Sherman had more cash on hand than Berman -- $1.8 million to about $394,000, according to the reports. But each campaign contended that the other had less money to spend than reflected in the reports because of debts.
-- Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times