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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For Meg Whitman, there is at least one problem in government worth throwing money at: getting elected.
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.
Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for California governor, has surpassed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the highest personal contribution in American campaign history.
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.