California Unknown Sure Knows Fundraising

Posted July 17, 2009 at 1:57pm

Democrat Ami Bera, a physician, has never before held public office, but he outraised Republican Rep. Dan Lungren this quarter in California’s 3rd.

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Ami Bera

Bera reported a surprising $288,000 raised for his bid to unseat Lungren. That total included a $4,800 personal contribution. Bera spent just $1,760 this quarter, leaving him with $287,000 on hand as of June 30.

Lungren raised $238,000 this quarter, for a total of $382,000 raised this year. Lungren reported $322,000 remaining after expenditures.