With election day looming, donors pour millions into California governor’s race

By Ryan Menezes and Maloy Moore : latimes – excerpt

A small field of contenders hoping to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in November has raised nearly $70 million. Here’s what we know.

Who’s raised the most?

Gavin Newsom, whose donors range from Silicon Valley to Hollywood, has maintained a lead throughout the campaign. Asian American business leaders have contributed large sums to John Chiang, while Antonio Villaraigosa has largely depended on the most wealthy. John Cox, who has done well in recent polls, has given more than $4 million to his own campaign… (more)



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