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The $100-million club

May 19, 2010 | 12:22 pm

With Meg Whitman's latest $4-million infusion into her pricey bid for governor, the three biggest financiers of their own campaigns for the June 8 primary have topped a total of more than $100 million in personal contributions.

Whitman, and her $68 million campaign (not including the millions she's raised from contributors) sits atop the list. Her primary opponent, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, is second, having cut $24 million in checks to his gubernatorial campaign. Coming in third is a Democrat -- former Facebook privacy chief Chris Kelly -- who has pumped $10 million into his bid to become the state's next attorney general.

And, just think, there's only 167 more days until the general election.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento