Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is out to break all spending records for a statewide race, with her campaign having spent a total of $80 million so far just for the Republican gubernatorial primary.
In the last two months ending May 22nd, Whitman spent more than $33.8 million, most of it on television advertising, according to campaign finance reports released on Thursday.
Granted, Brown has spent only $320,000 on his campaign so far, leaving him with $20.6 million raised ahead of the general election.
But Whitman has still spent more than twice as much on advertising than Poizner so far, with $42 million versus $17.9 million, respectively.
Both Whitman's and Poizner's campaigns are largely self-funded, with Whitman having given herself $68 million so far and Poizner $19 million.
Jackson West notes that the state parks budget is in the hole by a neat $100 million.
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