Cupertino, Calif. – Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Governor, today announced that she has contributed an additional $20 million to her campaign. In addition to her personal contributions, Whitman raised more than $10.2 million from outside contributors in 2009 and raised more than $1.6 million from contributors in 2010.
“Meg is committed to creating jobs for California, restoring fiscal discipline in Sacramento and winning this race on Election Day,” said Campaign Manager Jillian Hasner. “Whether it’s facing down the powerful public employee unions who are propping up Jerry Brown or our well-financed primary opponent, Meg’s campaign will have the resources necessary to fight back.”
In early February, the Whitman campaign launched a statewide television advertising campaign designed to introduce her to the state’s electorate and educate voters about the choice they face on Election Day.
“Californians cannot afford more failure in Sacramento. Meg is committed to reaching the millions of voters who can help build A New California,” Hasner said.
In addition to launching her television advertising campaign, Meg had a strong performance in her first debate with her Republican opponent and released her 48-page policy magazine, “Building A New California,” which introduces her plan for addressing California’s challenges.
Meg is also the only candidate who has a statewide grassroots network with leadership in all 58 California counties. Her campaign has been endorsed by California’s most influential taxpayer advocates and is led by key Republican leaders, including former Governor Pete Wilson, former GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Simon, Congressman Darrell Issa and Congressman Kevin McCarthy, among others.