Opinion: John McCain looking at California for votes and bucks


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John McCain, fresh from a Canadian swing, is planning a couple days of campaigning and fundraising in California next week. And he’s hitting the predictable hotspots -- Fresno, Riverside and Newport Beach.

And who can blame him? He’s already picked up more than $10 million from supporters in the state, part of the $93 million that Californians have donated to presidential candidates in this cycle (Barack Obama picked up nearly $30 million). That total is by far the largest amount by any state. New York comes in second at $79 million followed by Texas at $39 million. The smallest amount? North Dakota at $210,000.


And this on the heels of a very good month for McCain.

-- Scott Martelle