Kamala Harris is busy banking $$$ for 2010

I was just taking a spin through recent campaign finance filings in the Secretary of State’s database, and my, hasn’t San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris been busy raising money for a 2010 bid for state Attorney General?

Among the larger ($5,000 and up) contributions she has banked in the past month or so are:

  • $12,500 from Piedmont political fundraising power couple Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan
  • $12,000 from San Francisco writer Robert Anderson
  • $12,000 from Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of Apple CEO Steve Jobs
  • $6,500 from Berkeley author Ayelet Waldman
  • $6,000 from attorney Elizabeth Cabraser of Santa Rosa
  • $6,000 from Warner Bros. television executive producer Chuck Lorre
  • $5,000 from Shaklee Corp. Chairman/CEO Roger Barnett of San Francisco
  • $5,000 from mediator and retired judge Daniel Weinstein of San Francisco
  • Most of these people were friends of Barack Obama’s campaign either as signficant donors (Anderson, Cabraser, Weinstein, Lorre) or as fundraisers (Delaney, Jordan, Waldman) — a campaign of which Harris was an active supporter, and her brother-in-law, Tony West, was a state finance co-chairman (and is now a high-ranking Justice Department appointee). This is quite a deep-pocketed network Harris is starting to tap…

    Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.