A cursory look at fundraising data from the fourth quarter of 2015 confirms what polls and endorsements have shown from the start: California's attorney general, Democrat Kamala Harris, is the person to beat in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.
In its filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Harris campaign reports having raised nearly $2 million from individuals, PACs and other sources in the last four months of 2015. She has nearly $4 million in the bank with the June 7 primary a little over four months away.
KAMALA HARRIS' FEC FILING
That’s about twice as much cash on hand as her closest competitor, Democratic Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez, has amassed. Her campaign reports having raised $865,031 the last quarter, with $2.1 million in the bank. But that includes a $300,000 loan from the candidate last year and $475,000 in transfers from other campaign-related committees.