Campaign spending

Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman

Brown Reports Spending $36M, Whitman $178.5M In Governor’s Race

New campaign finance reports show Jerry Brown spent about $36.5 million in his successful bid to become governor of California by defeating the highest-spending candidate for statewide office in the country’s history.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

$46M Spent On Failed California Global Warming Measure

More than $46 million was spent for and against a failed November ballot measure that would have suspended California’s landmark global warming law, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

Meg Whitman and Nicky Diaz.

Whitman To Pay Ex-Housekeeper $5,500 In Unpaid Wages

Former gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has agreed to pay her former housekeeper $5,500 in unpaid wages to settle a dispute that erupted in the final month of the campaign.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2010


Brown, Whitman Have $12M Each For Final Days Of Campaign

Democrat Jerry Brown spent more money during the first two weeks of October than he has in his entire campaign for governor, but his billionaire rival still outspent him, according to campaign reports filed Thursday.

CBS San Francisco–10/21/2010

Meg Whitman

Whitman Adds $20 Million More To Record Campaign Tab

On the same day she held her last gubernatorial debate in San Rafael with Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman put another $20 million of her own money into her campaign.


California Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman.

Fact Checking Claims By Brown, Whitman In Final Debate

Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman made statements about state spending, budgeting plans and other issues that didn’t quite match reality or were incomplete.

CBS San Francisco–10/12/2010

California Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks during a women's town hall at Cristek Interconnects on September 16, 2010 in Anaheim. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Money No Object For Whitman In Governor’s Race

For Meg Whitman, there is at least one problem in government worth throwing money at: getting elected.

CBS San Francisco–09/16/2010

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks during a campaign stop a Yelp headquarters in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. (AP)

Whitman Faces Tough Questions From Yelp Staffers

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman faced an unusually tough crowd Wednesday during a stop at the online review site Yelp, where young staffers bombarded her with questions about her negative ads, her record-breaking spending and her stance against gay marriage.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/16/2010

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (CBS)

Whitman Breaks US Campaign Spending Records

Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for California governor, has surpassed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the highest personal contribution in American campaign history.

CBS San Francisco–09/15/2010

Whitman Spending Nears $100 Million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Billionaire Meg Whitman has spent more than $99 million so far in her quest to become California’s governor, easily surpassing the previous record for a single candidate.