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Butler Exceeds $1M in Campaign Contributions, Expenditures

During the most recent filing period Betsy Butler raises a third of her campaign's total earnings.

Assemblywoman Betsy Butler's campaign fundraising efforts in the race for the new 50th Assembly District has seen a bump in the last 20 days.

The redrawn district spans the Westside, covering Santa Monica, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and parts of Los Angeles.

Numbers released Friday on the Secretary of State website for the period between Oct. 1-20 show that Butler raised $407,504, or roughly a third of her campaign's earnings since Jan. 1.

Butler has spent some $1.45 million on her run for AD50 since the beginning of the year.

The race's other contender, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, raised $114,703 during the most recent reporting period. His campaign has taken in $507,352 since Jan. 1 and spent $596,446 so far this year.

Who do you support in the 50th Assembly District race and why? Tell us in the comments section below.

Jeff B. October 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM
"Raised" is one way to put it. Or, you could say that the Dem party sent her hundreds of thousands of dollars to flood the District with mail because her name ID is so low. Why? Maybe because she never lived IN the District.
Denise Julie October 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM
It's easy to raise money when the Speaker of the Assembly twists arms and cajoles supporters into her corner. If she had to do this on her own, she'd be nowhere. Just look at what she did with SB1530. Look it up. She wants to leave sex abusers in the classroom? Come on!
Denise Julie October 26, 2012 at 11:35 PM
It's easy to raise money when the Speaker of the Assembly twists arms and cajoles supporters into her corner. If she had to do this on her own, she'd be nowhere. Just look at what she did with SB1530. Look it up. She wants to leave sex abusers in the classroom? Come on!
scott ferguson October 26, 2012 at 11:49 PM
I have decided to vote for Butler. She is supported by a who's who of state and local Democratic leaders, from Gov Brown to Atty Gen Harris and many, many more. I see the list of leading progressive groups that support her based on her record in Sacremento. I see the money opposing her and the smear campaign comes mainly from a group of wealthy central valley agribusiness owners who want to keep their impoverished workers from having good working conditions. This one is easy.
Stephanie November 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Here is the link to the Courage Campaign's Progressive Guide to the Propositions: http://courage.3cdn.net/61fe2b1f07358f45a8_nxm6bhfgq.pdf
Ed Buck November 05, 2012 at 11:57 PM
As a person who has devoted the last decade of my life to animal welfare, this is an easy one. Betsy Butler not only has a 100% with the Humane Society, she personally went to tour the West LA animal shelter to see for herself. Bloom has a record of voting against animal welfare, like his lone no vote on cat de-clawing. She will stand up to agri-business , and the chemical industry by passing landmark legislation.
Ed Buck November 05, 2012 at 11:59 PM
By the way, even on a fixed income, with a 12 year old car, I have donated the maximum to the Butler campaign. That's how important I consider this race.

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