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California Government:

Governor: Gavin Newsom (D)

Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis (D)

Attorney General: Rob Bonta (D)

Secretary of State: Shirley Weber (D)

State Treasurer: Fiona Ma (D)

State Comptroller: Betty Yee (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

California State Board of Equalization: Ted Gaines (R), Malia Cohen (D), Tony Vazquez (D), Mike Schaefer (D)

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara (D)

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Campaign Finance Snapshot
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Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Larry Elder $17,034,480.38$20,019,550.52
John Cox $12,130,020.92$19,307,416.33
Gavin Newsom $9,378,324.45$9,971,540.51
Rob Bonta $8,666,465.12$8,598,544.34
Yvonne Yiu $5,968,301.23$5,447,017.14
Kevin Faulconer $4,899,723.59$5,778,428.01
Phil Ting $3,752,241.43$2,734,460.49
Eleni Kounalakis $2,930,582.96$578,638.25
Steven Glazer $2,513,334.00$5,398,398.51
Lanhee Chen $2,420,121.44$561,973.82
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Recent Articles
Joel Williams | 06/30/2022

General elections for all 80 seats in the California State Assembly will take place on November 8, 2022. State Assembly primary elections were held on June 7, 2022. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary election. The losing candidates are shown along with the percentage of the …

Joel Williams | 06/30/2022

General elections for 20 of 40 seats in the California State Senate will take place on November 8, 2022. State senatorial open primary elections were held on June 7, 2022. Democrats hold a 31-9 majority heading into the election. This article details the five candidates who raised the most money and lost their primary election. …

Joel Williams | 06/30/2022

Primary elections for all 80 seats in the California State Assembly took place on June 7, 2022. Of the 80 seats up for election in 2022, 78 had a primary election with more than one candidate. Across all contested elections, candidates raised $76.1 million. Incumbents raised an average of $865,160 per candidate and challengers raised …

Joel Williams | 06/30/2022

Primary elections for 20 of 40 seats in the California State Senate took place on June 7, 2022. All 20 of the seats up for election in 2022 had a primary with more than one candidate. Across all contested primary elections, candidates raised $19.2 million. Incumbents raised an average of $659,702 per candidate and challengers …

Transparency USA | 06/29/2022

The general election for Governor of California will take place on Nov. 8, 2022. In total, candidates running for California governor have raised $14.0 million, received no loans, and spent $15.4 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 21, 2022. While certified results from the open primary are still pending, here’s the breakdown for the …