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Whitman sets spending record for California primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman has given her campaign for California governor another $20 million, bringing her personal contributions so far to more than $90 million.

Whitman's campaign confirmed the contribution to the Associated Press on Monday.

The billionaire last week won the Republican primary for governor and will challenge Democrat Jerry Brown in the November general election. Her campaign has spent more than $81 million so far, a record for a California primary. Brown has spent $400,000 and has more than $20 million in the bank.

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Whitman sets spending record for California primary 06/14/10 [Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 10:41pm]
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