The latest state campaign finance reports are nothing but bad news for California Republicans. It seams as though they’ve succeeded in getting literally everyone in the state to hate them.
Republican John Cox, who is running for governor, has $1.64 million in the bank. Democrat Gavin Newsom has nearly ten times as much, $11.1 million left over after spending more than $18.4 million on a June primary.
Cox, who has never held political office, spent $5.4 million on his campaign in the first half of 2018. Of the $8.2 million he has raised in the past two years, about $5.5 million has come from his own pocket.
It’s a similar story in the other statewide races. No one is giving money to Republicans.