The Pricey Run For Mayor

Major mayoral candidates spend over $5.5 collectively

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Updated 3:35 PM PDT
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One of San Diego's fiercest runs for mayor also has an extravagant price tag.

Campaign finance expenditures totaled more than $5.5 million for all four of the major mayoral candidates, according to figures released Tuesday -- just one week before voters decide the top two candidates to continue the race until November.

 Here are the most recent campaign contribution amounts for the 'Big Four' mayoral candidates:

  •  Councilman Carl DeMaio pulled in the most money, with a total of about $2,263,907
  • Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher had the second most with about $1,673,258
  • U.S. Rep. Bob Filner nearly tied in last place with about $798,442
  • District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis had slightly less than her Democratic opponent, with about $794,567

 

The Pricey Run For Mayor

Source: San Diego Ethics Commission 5/29/12

Judging by mailboxes alone in San Diego, it's clear that a significant money was also spent in opposition to the candidates. About $518,000 was spent in opposition to Carl DeMaio. Anti-Fletcher expenditures totaled out to approximately $17,842.

California for Small Business contributed the only anti-Filner funds -- about $56,000. No money was spent in opposition to Bonnie Dumanis, who trails in last place in most polls.

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