Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 4, 2010

Just minutes after Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner released his fundraising figures for the last half of 2009, rival Meg Whitman’s campaign said today that it had raised $3.5 million in that period and $10 million over 2009.

Poizner’s campaign said it had raised $1.2 million in the second half of 2009 and $2.4 million since 2008.

Both Whitman and Poizner are former Silicon Valley CEOs who have each given their own campaigns about $19 million of their own money. The third Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Campbell has not yet released fundraising figures for the last six months of 2009 but has been trailing both Whitman and Poizner.

The secretary of state’s office will release official campaign finance data for the last reporting period at the end of this month.