Gov. Jerry Brown has recently raised more than $500,000 for his still unannounced re-election campaign.
Brown was Tuesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
The Democratic governor is expected to run. So far, the Governor has a total of $15 million for a possible campaign run.
According to the Sacramento Bee, donations listed in Brown’s most recent filing include $27,200 from Anthem Blue Cross, a California Hospital Association political action committee and $27,200 from Jay Gellert, president and chief executive officer of Health Net Inc.
Donors contributing the maximum allowed, $54,400, include Chester Pipkin, president and chief executive officer of Belkin International Inc., a plumbers and steamfitters local and a political action committee of The Doctors Company, a medical malpractice insurer.
Two Republican candidates, former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, have reported raising less than $500,000 combined, while a prospective candidate, former U.S. Treasury Department official Neel Kashkari, has not yet started raising money.
Brown leads all three men by wide margins in early polls.
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