District Attorney Rod Pacheco
10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
By RICHARD K. DE ATLEY
District Attorney Rod Pacheco raised $47,000 in campaign donations in eight weeks, compared with $129,000 raised in the same period by challenger Paul Zellerbach, according to campaign contribution and expenditure forms.
But Pacheco, a three-term assemblyman who ran unopposed in 2006 for his first term as district attorney, started the March 18-May 22 reporting period with $452,000, considerably more than Zellerbach’s $19,180.
Pacheco’s campaign overall has raised just under $100,000 this year.
Zellerbach, a judge who has taken an unpaid leave of absence to run against Pacheco, has said he could not raise funds until late February, when his status as a judge on leave was confirmed.
Zellerbach has loaned himself $50,000 for his campaign this year, while Pacheco’s form shows no loans received.
Pacheco spent a good portion of his $302,500 outlay on mailers and television ads, the report showed.
Much of Zellerbach’s $181,000 in expenditures also went for the same.
Pacheco still had more than $197,000 unspent in his campaign chest at the end of the reporting period, while Zellerbach had $7,600.
Zellerbach’s campaign spending form was available last week.
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