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Brown Raises $10 Million for Governor's Race; GOP Nowhere Close

Andrew Nixon
Capital Public Radio

California Governor Jerry Brown is leaving his potential Republican challengers in the dust when it comes to raising money for next year’s election.

Newly-released fundraising totals show the Democratic governor ended the first half of 2013 with more than 10 million dollars in the bank.  None of his challengers has raised even $50,000 dollars.

Republican political consultant Beth Miller says Brown’s fundraising advantage and 54 percent approval rating in a new poll show he’ll be hard to beat next fall.

“If you want to amass a lot of money and scare away potential challenges, Jerry Brown’s doing a pretty good job sitting on $10 million more than a year out,” says Miller.

Among Republicans, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has $27,000.  And former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado has just under $45,000 – though he owes about $3,000 more than that.

Former Bush Treasury Department official Neel Kashkari is also considering a gubernatorial campaign, but he hasn’t started raising money yet.

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