Tuesday, March 25
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor and tea party favorite Tim Donnelly reports that he raised $182,000 so far this year but had less than $11,000 cash on hand by mid-March.
His roughly $338,000 in expenses exceeded his campaign donations.
The state assemblyman from Twin Peaks in San Bernardino County reported his fundraising and spending late Monday night. The spending includes $11,500 paid to his former campaign manager, Jennifer Kerns, who quit earlier this month, and $22,000 for campaign videos.
Donnelly's main rival to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in November is former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari, also a Republican. Kashkari reported raising $1.3 million this year and has about $900,000 in the bank.
Both candidates' fundraising pales when compared to Brown, a Democrat, who has nearly $20 million cash on hand.