Whitman Has Given a Record $119M to Own Campaign

She breaks Michael Bloomberg's mark
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2010 9:34 PM CDT
California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks during a campaign stop in San Francisco Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Meg Whitman has dumped another $15 million of her own money into her campaign, which would be a ho-hum development for the former eBay CEO had it not pushed her personal total to $119 million—the most ever by a self-financed candidate. Whitman, who's running about even with Jerry Brown in the California's governor's race, slipped past the mark set by fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. And there's still 48 days to go.

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