Greuel, Lieu Roar Back in Money Race in Waxman District
Former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel (D) and State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-26) posted strong fundraising numbers in their final pre-primary reports to the Federal Election Commission, covering the period April 1 to May 14, in the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) in California's 33rd congressional district.
Greuel led all candidates in fundraising over the six-week period, raising over $375,000. Independent Marianne Williamson was the second-most successful fundraiser, raising more than $274,000, and still has raised the most money overall, with over $1.2 million in total contributions (Greuel has raised just over $1 million).
However, State Sen. Lieu, who edged Williamson in fundraising for the most recent period, has the most cash on hand of any candidate, with over $450,000. A close second is Democrat Matt Miller, with just over $400,000. Republican Elan Carr raised over $60,000 and has less than $20,000 left for the final ten days.
Democrat David Kanuth, who shocked the field by leading fundraising in the first quarter, slowed considerably, raising just over $100,000 in the last six weeks. He has over $300,000 cash on hand, much of it earmarked for the general election. Other candidates have raised far smaller amounts and are considered long shots.
The primary election is June 3, and the top two vote recipients will advance to the November general election.