Three weeks before Durkee's arrest, he added to that with a $1,500-a-seat fundraiser at AT&T Park, where supporters watched the San Francisco Giants blank the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0.
Now Hernandez is starting over, creating a new campaign account, hiring a new treasurer and contemplating more fundraisers.
"It's very frustrating,'' Hernandez said. "A hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money."
State Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) said he had hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds under Durkee's control and assumes that he won't have access to that money for the foreseeable future. Correa will be termed out in 2014 and has his eye on a 2018 run for state attorney general.
"You've got to shake it off and move ahead," Correa said. "On the positive, I've got my health. I've got a wonderful family.... I've got years to get back on my feet and six or seven years to raise the money I need" for a statewide run.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge's campaign account is frozen, but he has not announced plans to run for anything. Nonetheless, Durkee also handled a political account he used to pay office expenses and support community groups, so he is scheduling a fundraiser to replenish it.