California Finance Summary
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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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Candidate Contributions
PAC Contributions
Total Expenditures
Candidate Expenditures
PAC Expenditures
Top Candidates
Candidate
Total Donations
Total Expenditures
Larry Elder $17,034,480.38$21,142,425.63
Gavin Newsom $12,723,274.97$14,848,024.83
John Cox $12,183,088.18$19,321,627.53
Rob Bonta $9,075,402.47$12,758,995.49
Yvonne Yiu $6,029,602.23$10,281,809.86
Kevin Faulconer $4,925,217.32$3,620,461.30
Phil Ting $3,954,261.42$2,794,139.44
Eleni Kounalakis $3,174,007.88$636,493.59
Nathan Hochman $3,087,574.43$2,911,520.52
Lanhee Chen $2,900,844.57$697,613.79
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Recent Articles
Kalyn Stralow | 08/04/2022

In California, state-level candidates and PACs have spent $15.1 million from their campaign accounts on services from the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the 2022 election cycle so far. USPS received 1.2 percent of all $1.2 billion in reported expenditures.  According to California Secretary of State reports, here are the top candidates and PACs …

Transparency USA | 07/20/2022

California Republican candidates and officeholders have raised $68.7 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among California State Assembly candidates and officeholders, James Gallagher has raised more than any other Republican. Gallagher represents District 3 and is running for re-election in 2022. Gallagher raised $1.74 million and spent $1.76 million between Jan. 1, 2021, and May …

Transparency USA | 07/13/2022

California Democratic candidates and officeholders have raised $141 million during the 2022 election cycle. Among California State Assembly candidates and officeholders, Phil Ting has raised more than any other Democrat. Ting represents Assembly District 19 and is running for re-election in 2022. Ting raised $3,752,241 and spent $2,734,460 between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 21, …

Transparency USA | 07/10/2022

When it comes to the money in California politics, these are the names that you are viewing the most. See the top five entities in each category (Candidates, Donors, PACs, and Payees) that generated the greatest interest in Q2 of 2022. Top Viewed California Candidates 1. Gavin Newsom 2. Brian Dahle 3. Yvonne Yiu 4. Malia Cohen 5. Michael Shellenberger …

Transparency USA | 07/06/2022

According to the most recent campaign finance reports filed with the California Secretary of State, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis has raised $2,930,583 and spent $578,638 between Jan. 1, 2021, and May 26, 2022. Kounalakis currently serves as the president of the state senate. Kounalakis is a member of the Democratic Party and assumed office …