Kashkari Puts Another $500K of Own Money Into Calif. Gubernatorial Bid

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Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari donated an additional $500,000 of his own money to his campaign, bringing his self-funding total to $1 million, according to a filing posted on the secretary of state’s website Friday.


Republican Neel Kashkari, who is running for governor of California, trails Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Kashkari, who is trailing badly in the polls behind GOP frontrunner Tim Donnelly, was not available for comment. But a spokeswoman said he was investing the money because he believed it could help him beat Donnelly to secure one of the top two spots in the June primary and take on incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall.

“He always said priority No 1 is to make big changes that he believes the state needs, and obviously, his second goal is to rebuild the Republican Party,” said spokeswoman Jessica Ng, saying the money would be spent to publicize Kashkari’s platform.

Typically, such efforts include television and mail advertising.

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