About six weeks out from California's primary, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom continues to dominate the fundraising game in the race to become the state's next governor.
After the most recent filing deadline, Newsom reported having raised about $4.6 million this filing period. He has about $20.5 million cash on hand, including nearly $3 million from his 2014 re-election campaign for lieutenant governor.
Newsom's total far exceeds that of his closest Democratic rivals. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa raised about $2.4 million in 2018. He has just over $7 million cash on hand. State Treasurer John Chiang reported about $4.4 million in contributions so far this year. He has nearly $7.9 million cash on hand. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin raised about $329,000 and has about $141,000 in the bank.
On the Republican side, San Diego businessman John Cox raised about $1.6 million this reporting period. He has $1.2 million cash on hand.
Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen raised just over $683,000 and has about $148,000 cash on hand.