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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Meg Whitman raises $6.5 million for California governor race

LA Times - July 1, 2009

Meg Whitman's $6.5 million fundraising puts her atop Calif. gov race

Former eBay CEO and current GOP candidate for California governor Meg Whitman will announce shortly that she's already raised more than $6.5 million for her campaign. More, her campaign claims, than any other Republican candidates in the race longer.
Not bad considering she's a political newcomer and been an announced candidate for only five months.
And 85% of that dough came from Californians, the campaign says. Whitman has also chipped in $4 million of her own for a total of about $10.5 million.
In the news release Whitman's campaign chair, former mayor, former senator, former gov Pete Wilson, says:
There is no more certain measure of enthusiasm for a candidate than heavy early campaign contributions. This unprecedented outpouring of support for Meg confirms the ...continues here...

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