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Feinstein’s foe is in the red, FEC report shows

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 12:12 pm in 2012 U.S. Senate election, campaign finance, Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senate.

No surprise, but U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein once again has far outstripped her opponent in campaign fundraising, according to reports filed yesterday with the Federal Election Commission for July 1 through Sept. 30.

Feinstein, D-Calif., raised $924,768 and spent $494,884 in the third quarter of 2012, and had $3,328,842 cash on hand as of Sept. 30 with $331,924 in outstanding debts and obligations, leaving $2,996,919 unencumbered.

Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken of Danville raised $324,259 and spent $250,546 during the third quarter, and had $99,423 cash on hand as of Sept. 30 – but she also had $309,579 in outstanding debts and obligations, potentially leaving her in the red if she can’t raise a lot in these final weeks. Unless I’m reading it wrong, that outstanding debt does not include the $200,000 she personally loaned her own campaign earlier this year, because the campaign already has repaid her.

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  • JohnW

    Combined age of our two Senators and governor = 225.

  • RR senile columnist

    Ain’t nobody hear of Missy Emken

  • Rasta Republican

    Lisa you should do an article on the financial toll that candidates take when they run for office. The winners get their depts paid by special interests but the losers go into financial collapse. Remember the Republican AD15 primary in 2008? All the candidates were wiped out financially. By 2010 there was no one left to run.