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October 21, 2010 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
From Sacramento Democrat Jerry Brown has moved ahead of Republican Meg Whitman in the stretch run for governor, a new poll finds. And it's not surprising. Whitman is dragging the weight of her party. In California's other feature race, for the U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer is hanging onto a slight lead over Republican Carly Fiorina. The Republican Party albatross for a statewide candidate in left-leaning California was on full display in a poll released Wednesday night by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
March 21, 2012 | By Matea Gold
The numbers are in -- and Mitt Romney won, but not by a landslide. When it came to fund-raising in February, the former Massachusetts governor stayed ahead of his GOP presidential rivals. Romney raised $11.5 million and spent $12.4 million, dramatically slowing down his burn rate from January, when his campaign spent three times more than it raised. Heading into March, he had $7.3 million in the bank. Rick Santorum got $8.9 million in contributions and spent $7.8 million, ending the month with $2.6 million on hand, along with $922,000 in debt.
March 16, 2014 | By Seema Mehta and Michael Finnegan
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- Republican gubernatorial candidates feted delegates to their state party's weekend convention late into the night Saturday with parties, cocktails and music. Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari had a cover band that introduced him to Michael Jackson's “Thriller.” “I love to dance but my campaign team has forbidden me from dancing,” he told supporters gathered in a hotel ballroom. “So the point of tonight is to have fun. This has been a fantastic convention,” Kashkari said.
May 1, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
Knocked off-course by Donald Trump and talk of President Obama's birth certificate, the 2012 Republican contenders are trying to refocus the campaign on voter worries that are dragging down the president's popularity: rising gas prices and a slow economic recovery. Mitt Romney made the point at a multi-candidate forum here this weekend, saying Obama's policies deepened a three-year slump that left 20 million people jobless or underemployed. Many Americans "don't know how they can make ends meet, because of the cost of gasoline and the higher cost of food.
July 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times
President Obama's reelection campaign raked in $86 million in the second quarter of the year, far eclipsing the amounts raised by his Republican opponents and bolstering his accounts for an ongoing clash with well-funded GOP-allied groups. The haul highlighted the fundraising advantages of incumbency: The entire field of Republican candidates is expected to report raising about $35 million. Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, touted the tally in a video message to supporters released Wednesday.
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