Wednesday, September 21, 2011

POLITICO: Dianne Feinstein donates $5 million of own money to her campaign

Feinstein will transfer the money to her campaign by the end of September. Candidates and incumbents can spend an unlimited amount of personal funds on their own campaigns, although Feinstein is not expected now to commit any more of her own money beyond the initial $5 million, according to sources close to the campaign.

Feinstein and her campaign aides have not been able to access her Senate reelection campaign account since the Durkee scandal broke nearly three weeks ago. Whatever funds remain there are being held in the First California Bank, the bank that Durkee relied on for a number of the campaign accounts that she oversaw. Durkee alone was legally authorized to access many of those accounts.

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