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Miller Raises $65,000 in Biggest Fundraising Week Since August

October 30, 2020 at 7:53 pm

Kathy Miller had her biggest fundraising week since August in her quest for State Assembly, raising more than $65,000. Miller, the current chair of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, is running in District 13 (Stockton and Tracy).

Her campaign obtained 20 donations over $1,000 over the past seven days, mostly from businesses and political action committees. These included money from the campaigns of three current state assembly members, one who is running for State Senate.

Like Miller, they are Democrats. The three campaigns are those of Robert Rivas (AD-30, Salinas), who gave $4,700, Monique Limon (AD-37, Santa Barbara), who gave $1,500, and Luz Rivas (AD-39, North Valley), who gave $1,000.

The Sheet Metal Workers’ Local No. 104 chipped in a total of $9,300 on Friday: $4,700 through a small contributor committee, and $4,700 through a standard political action committee. Small contributor committees are special in that they have received contributions from at least 100 people, who have not given more than $200 in a calendar year.

Two law firms also gave $4,700 to Miller on Thursday: Bentley & Moore LLP in Newport Beach, and Singleton Law Firm in San Diego. Another $4,700 came from Fund Her PAC, an organization which donates to support progressive female candidates, primarily ones in California.

Miller ended the last campaign finance period on October 17 with almost $39,000, just slightly behind the $43,000 of opponent Carlos Villapudua. She has steadily outraised him since in terms of large contributions (those over $1,000), garnering $94,000 to his $23,100.

If the March primary is in any way indicative of the general election, then the race between the two will be close. Villapudua won just over a third of the vote, with 35.9%. Miller made it into the second spot with 31.9%, eking out a 30-vote advantage over Christina Fugazi, who placed third.