Candidates Rich Gordon and Josh Becker have kept pace with each other in fundraising over the past two months as they compete for the Democratic nomination in the state's 21st Assembly District, while candidate Yoriko Kishimoto has fallen behind.
Mr. Becker and Mr. Gordon each raised about $192,000 between March 18 and May 22, according to the most recent campaign finance report. Ms. Kishimoto raised about $11,600 in the same period.
Over the course of the campaign, Mr. Becker has raised $521,900, Mr. Gordon $420,300, and Ms. Kishimoto $116,700, according to finance reports. Ms. Kishimoto has also loaned her campaign $85,000.
Mr. Gordon was left with the most cash on hand heading into the June 8 election, with $145,200 as of May 22. Mr. Becker had $72,300 remaining, after spending $329,900 during the two-month reporting period. Ms. Kishimoto had $54,800 remaining.
Among other things, Mr. Becker has spent $125,300 for television time, and $23,300 for polling research.
Ms. Kishimoto and Mr. Gordon have accepted limits on campaign spending, while Mr. Becker has not, according to the California secretary of state's website.
While Mr. Becker has relied heavily on entrepreneurs, investors, consultants and people in the technology industry in fundraising, Mr. Gordon's campaign chest has received a major boost from professional associations and labor unions.
According to the new campaign filings, Mr. Gordon's campaign received four-digit contributions from the State Building & Construction Trades Council of California ($5,000); the Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 ($3,900); the California Medical Association ($7,800); the District Council of Iron Workers ($3,600); Professional Engineers in California Government ($2,900); and the California Dental Political Action Committee ($2,500).
He also received many smaller checks from individual contributors, many of them lawyers and real estate agents.
Mr. Becker, whose campaign focuses on creating clean-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, received support from a wide range of high-tech executives, including ones from Apple, Google, and a scattering of smaller dot-com companies. He also received a $500 contribution from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Ms. Kishimoto, a former member of Palo Alto's City Council, has received smaller contributions from Palo Alto's neighborhood leaders and commissioners, academics, consultants and small-business owners.