Tight Money Race in Fight for Simitian's Senate Seat

Information just released by the Federal Election Commission and the California Secretary of State shows incumbents are able to raise healthy amounts of money compared to their challengers.


In her fight to beat Jerry Hill for the 13th District state senate seat, Sally Lieber says she is "campaigning as Sally ‘Less Money’ Lieber. I don’t have the big money on my side."

Campaign funding information for the most recently measured election period mirrors Lieber's claims.

Hill has raised a little over $350,000 in contributions. Lieber has raised less than $20,000. Hill has spent nearly $232,000, Lieber less than $11,000. Lieber does have cash on hand; over $213,000. Hill's campaign bank account shows about $269,500.

Data released late last week shows wide variations in the amounts of money candidates in San Mateo County have raised in the period between March 18 - May 19, how much they have spent, and how much cash they have on hand. The data comes from the Federal Election Commission and the California Secretary of State.

There were no reports available for several candidates according to the FEC and the Secretary of State's office. Reports were not available for:

U.S. Congressional District 14

  • Michael Moloney

U.S. Congressional District 18

  • Dave Chapman

State Assembly District 19

  • Mathew Del Carlo
  • James Pan

State Assembly District 22

  • Mark Gilham

State Assembly District 24

  • Geby Espinosa
  • Joseph Rosas
  • Chengzhi Yang

State Senate District 13

  • Christopher Chiang
  • John Webster

More data can be found at the Around the Capitol website.

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