FAIRFIELD — With a $75,000 donation to his own campaign earlier this week, District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has now given his campaign nearly $225,000.
The latest donation follows donations of $20,000 and $30,000 apiece that du Bain put into his campaign a few weeks ago. Those donations accompany more than $80,000 left over from a loan of nearly $100,000 du Bain made to his initial 2010 campaign. The large early cash infusion scared off potential opponents enabling du Bain to be elected unopposed.
In contrast to the 2010 election, this year du Bain is being challenged by one of the top prosecutors in his office, Krishna A. Abrams.
In recent days, the only significant campaign contribution Abrams has reported is a $1,000 donation by her father.
Abrams’ campaign announced Friday it has picked up the endorsement of Service Employee International Union 1021 that has 54,000 members throughout Northern California, including 2,500 members who work or live in Solano County. The most recent endorsement promoted by the du Bain campaign was by the Solano County Association of Deputy District Attorneys, a 46-member coalition of prosecutors in du Bain’s office.
Du Bain updated his campaign’s Facebook page Friday to include pictures and details about a press conference and workshop he conducted Wednesday in his capacity as district attorney for local law enforcement on human trafficking. The campaign’s Facebook page features Carissa Phelps, a crime victim of trafficking who later went on to found a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims of trafficking.
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