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Tracking San Diego Election Spending With Just Weeks Before The June Primary

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Above: A photo illustration of the inewsource San Diego County campaign finance database launched on April 19, 2018.

Tracking San Diego Election Spending With Just Weeks Before The June Primary

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Jill Castellano, investigative data reporter, inewsource

Transcript

The June primary is less than three weeks away, which means campaign ads are out in force.

KPBS media partner inewsource has been following the money that funds those ads and other campaign expenses. Investigative data reporter Jill Castellano is tracking the spending in nearly a dozen races.

There's been more than $1 million in spending from political action committees so far in the district attorney's race, the type of money more typical in a congressional campaign.

Since January 2017, the leading Democrats in the 49th Congressional District race to replace Republican Darrell Issa have raise more than $800,000 each. Top fundraiser Paul Kerr raised nearly $2 million. The top Republican fundraiser only raised about $400,000.

The next campaign filing deadline is May 24.

Castellano joins KPBS Midday Edition on Thursday with updates from the DA's race and congressional campaigns.

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