Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, posted a huge fundraising lead over all potential opponents, while Republican contender Brad Goehring reported a substantial head start in what could be a large GOP primary field in the 2010 June election.
McNerney reported total contributions of $816,015 in his third quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission. He had $675,822 in the bank as of Sept. 30, the final day of the report. Of McNerney’s contributions, $460,315 came from individuals while $355,254 came from political action committees.
Goehring, a Lodi area grapegrower, leads the GOP pack with $734,482 in total contributions and $423,184 in the bank, according to his report. But much of that money has come from Goerhing’s own checkbook. He has loaned his campaign $650,000 and received other contributions totalling $80,982.
McNerney’s big push to raise cash reflects the fact that he will almost certainly face a tough re-election bid as Republicans try and reclaim one of the seats they lost in the 2006 election. The 11th District is one of a handful of competitive partisan seats in California.
As for the other candidates — all Republicans — who filed reports, here are their numbers:
(6:22 p.m. I updated this blog entry after I had the opportunity to read through the details of the reports. Just what I wanted to do on a Saturday night. I also saw that a summary page I referenced from the FEC site reports net receipts, which lumps loans and contributions together. I changed the numbers to reflect the figures for candidates who have made personal loans to their campaigns.)