campaign spending

Meg Whitman, The $119 Million Woman

I’m so glad Meg Whitman had that high-paying eBay job, because otherwise she’d be in more credit card debt that all of Rhode Island. With another $15 million donation to her gubernatorial campaign, she’s brought her total self-funding sum to $119 million — the most ever for a single campaign in U.S. history. More than Michael Bloomberg ($110 million in 2009), and that’s saying something! Her challenger, Democrat Jerry Brown, has so far spent $1 million.