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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