Posted by | August 2, 2010 21:58 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republican billionaire Meg Whitman reported that she has spent $99 million so far in her quest to become the next governor of California.

The former eBay chief executive reported Monday that she spent nearly $20 million in the six-week period ending June 30, which included the weeks immediately before and after California’s primary. Her campaign said she spent $71 million to win the GOP primary against state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

[Former Governor and current Attorney General Jerry] Brown, who faced no serious challenger in the Democratic primary, has spent just $450,000 on his race to date, although the number climbs to $774,000 once donated services are included. Whitman’s figure jumps to $100.3 million when such services are included.

Of the $99 million Whitman has spent for the gig, $91 million is her own money. The Public Policy Institute of California Poll has Whitman and Brown virtually tied, with Brown edging Whitman 37-34%.

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