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Whitman becomes biggest-spending candidate on a single campaign in U.S. history [Updated]

September 15, 2010 |  6:17 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman gave her campaign another $15 million Tuesday. The latest contribution brings Whitman's personal spending in the race to $119 million, shattering the record for most money ever spent by one political candidate on a single election in American history.

[Updated: 6:43 a.m. : An earlier version of this post indicated Whitman had contributed $128 million.]

Whitman's latest cash infusion comes just one month after writing a $13-million check to her campaign last month.

Whitman has now surpassed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the most prolific spender on any one campaign. Bloomberg spent $109 million on his 2009 reelection as mayor of New York.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento