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Meg Whitman opens her checkbook again

October 8, 2010 | 12:21 am

Meg Whitman added to her record campaign spending this week, supplying another $2.5 million to her gubernatorial campaign effort. The latest check brings Whitman's total personal spending to $121.5 million -- a record for individual spending on a single campaign.

The most recent campaign finance reports showed Republican Whitman with $9.2 million left in her campaign account as of Sept. 30, about $1.5 million less than her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, had in his campaign war chest.

Compared to her most recent investments, the $2.5 million is a paltry sum. Whitman's last contributions were for $15 million in September and for $13 million in August.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento


Donations to Whitman undercut her no-special-interests claim