DeMaio Pours $270K of His Own Money Into Campaign for Mayor: Out of Touch Campaign Denies Large Check Indicates He’s Wealthy
DeMaio Tops Half-Million in Mayoral War Chest
Voice of San Diego
By Liam Dillon
July 18, 2011
City Councilman Carl DeMaio has built up a $540,000 war chest in the first month of the San Diego mayor's race, upping the burgeoning arms race between the four major candidates.
DeMaio's number almost doubles the $300,000 raised by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, itself a huge figure that surprised campaign watchers.
"It's showing we're well on our way to a fully funded campaign to get Carl's message of reform out there," said Stephen Puetz, DeMaio's campaign spokesman.
DeMaio's total benefits from his own $270,000 contribution. The councilman has long promised to match all donations received in the campaign's first month. Puetz said DeMaio hadn't decided if he'll contribute any more to his campaign.