California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave her campaign a hot cash infusion of $15 million.
It adds to $6.7 million in money already collected from donors to Whitman's warchest, and an earlier $4 million pledge, bringing her total raised to a staggering $25.7 million.
She had already amassed more than the $5.4 million raised by likely opponent, state insurance commissioner Steve Poizner, who earlier made a similar $4.2 million gift to his own campaign.
"This election isn't an eBay auction, and you can't win by outbidding your opponent," quipped a Poizner campaign spokesperson.
The amount of money going into the Republican primary far exceeds that being raised by Democrats.
Attorney General Jerry Brown has raised over $2 million from large contributions since the beginning of the year, to Gavin Newsom's $892,000. However, Newsom has also raised over $1.1 million online through ActBlue.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was seen discussing drug policy and same-sex marriage outside of a Mr. Chow's restaurant in Southern California amidst a mob of fans -- much warmer than his typical receptions in San Francisco.
Jackson West wonders how folks knew to find Newsom at Chang's -- it's not like he Tweeted his dinner.