DeMaio, Fletcher Ahead In Mayoral Campaign Fundraising
Councilman Carl DeMaio and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, raised the most money among San Diego mayoral candidates who filed campaign finance reports today.
According to forms filed with the city clerk's office, DeMaio raised $976,000 in 2011, with $431,000 of that sum in the second six months of the year. Of the grand total, DeMaio contributed nearly $406,000 of his own money.
He listed almost $815,000 in hand and $63,000 in unpaid bills.
Fletcher raised $425,000 in the final six months of 2011 for a total of $775,000. He did not use any of his own money during that time period.
He listed $553,000 cash in hand and debts of almost $21,000.
Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, reported that he raised $111,000 between July and the end of the year, for a grand fundraising total of $213,000.
Filner, the only major Democrat in the race, reported having $41,000 cash in hand, and almost $16,000 in unpaid bills.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis had not filed as of 5:30 p.m.
Today was the last day to file.