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Incumbent extends lead in Solano DA money race

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From page A4 | May 29, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — District Attorney Donald A. du Bain has pumped another $90,000 into his campaign in recent days, bringing the total cash he has put in to his election bid to nearly $400,000.

Du Bain made a $30,000 contribution Tuesday and a $60,000 contribution last week, the day after the deadline for filing campaign funding and spending records.

A ratio of 9-to-1

The cash infusion brings du Bain’s war chest to more than $410,000, according to records with the Registrar of Voters Office.

In contrast, du Bain’s opponent, prosecutor Krishna A. Abrams, reported last week her total campaign contributions are $44,231.

The registrar of voters received the du Bain campaign funding and spending records a day after the deadline. Comparing those records with the records of the Abrams campaign contributions reveal some patterns.

  • Abrams has received contributions from more donors than du Bain – 63 donors compared to 43 donors.
  • Abrams’ reportable contributions (more than $99) add up to 50 percent more in donations than those received by du Bain. Du Bain has received $29,490 in contributions, according to his campaign records.
  • Nearly 80 percent of Abrams’ contributors are from Solano County while nearly two-thirds of du Bain’s contributors are from outside Solano County, mostly from San Francisco. Those percentages do not include contributions of $4,800 Abrams has received from relatives or $500 du Bain has received from a relative.

Du Bain’s most-recent campaign filing reflects that du Bain has changed how he classifies the money he has pumped into his campaign. Prior to last week’s filings, du Bain reported his cash infusions as donations. Now du Bain is reporting the money as interest-free personal loans to his campaign.

Campaign spending

The du Bain campaign has spent more than $132,000 so far for at least seven different mailers sent to voters. Some of those mailers have been sent more than once. That spending includes more than $91,000 to a Santa Rosa direct-mailing company in addition to another $41,000 spent with the U.S. Postal Service for bulk mailing postage costs.

Abrams thus far has spent more than $21,000 for mailers along with more than $6,400 for campaign signs and nearly $2,500 for fliers and campaign brochures.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or jsullivan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • Joseph D.JoyceMay 29, 2014 - 3:46 am

    I find it so ironic that du Bain would accuse Krishna Abrams of being deceitful by moving to Solano County prior to running for District attorney, while "Du Bain’s most-recent campaign filing reflects that du Bain has CHANGED how he classifies the money he has pumped into his campaign. Prior to last week’s filings, du Bain reported his cash infusions as donations. Now du Bain is reporting the money as interest-free personal loans to his campaign." Then the man has the audacity to criticize Krishna for filing to run so close to the deadline!!! The Nerve, considering Du Bain made his last financial contributions to his campaign THE DAY AFTER the deadline for filing campaign funding and spending records. I thought Du Bain only filed late documents when it came to his court cases!

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  • 2realMay 29, 2014 - 5:30 am

    Hate to say it krishna but du bain WILL buy his way into office. Obama?

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  • SO DONE!May 29, 2014 - 6:24 am

    Think of all the money she saved by having Sullivan working on her campaign. I can't wait until this election is over. All of the House of Cards political games are sickening.

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  • Sick and tired of itMay 29, 2014 - 6:45 am

    So where does du Bain get his millions such that he can dump nearly half a million to buy reelection?

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  • BobMay 29, 2014 - 7:23 am

    The fact that money is pouring in seems to make me think the incumbent is worried and his big monied friends are pulling all the stops out. That in itself would make me not vote for him

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  • The ChiefMay 29, 2014 - 7:27 am

    What’s going on here? From the way his articles read, one would think that he was a personal friend of Miss Abrams, and that he has been diligently working as her de facto Minister of Propaganda! The fact is, Miss Abrams is getting the lion's share of her support from places such as Berkeley and Davis - the well-known “People's Republics.” Miss Abrams should understand that we here in Solano County - well - most of us, aren't quite ready to become the next "Worker's Socialist Paradise." Vote Don DuBain on June 3rd - and keep Solano County crime free.

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  • DotMay 29, 2014 - 7:51 am

    @Chief, we know Sullivan is only interested in telling the readers where du Bain gets his money and is protecting his candidate. If he didn't, then we would all know she gets her money from the police unions, the defense attorneys, SEIU groupies Skip Thomson and Mariko Yamada, and the Yolo County folks. But that wouldn't make her look good, so Sullivan doesn't want us to know.

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  • DanielMay 29, 2014 - 7:40 am

    du Bain has to go, anything and anyone can do a better job, we don't need dirtbag politicians any more we need those that are concerned only with doing their job instead of manipulating their way into political power.

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  • Really?May 29, 2014 - 8:12 am

    Ah, the Jess Sullivan love affair with Krishna Abrams has returned. While you were away, your paper endorsed Don du Bain. Not because he has spent a lot of money on mailers and signs but because of his accomplishments as DA and because of his vision going forward. Unless you can show us his money is going into the pockets of voters to buy their vote this focus is a waste of time. How come we have only heard about how much money Du Bain has and not what Abrams plans to do as be DA. She has no platform other than she is good in the court room. Leave her there and keep programs like the Family Justice center and Truancy court moving forward.

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  • ToniMay 29, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Dubain is becoming a joke,he wants D.A. so badly he doesn;t get it.Spend more money Don, I'am losing respect.

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  • DanielMay 29, 2014 - 8:41 am

    She has a specific platform you just don't want to acknowledge it.

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  • Really?May 29, 2014 - 8:45 am

    What, that the whole office EXCEPT Abrams lacks integrity. Please. Haven't bought that from day one.

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  • DotMay 29, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    @Really, REALLY well said.

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  • George Guynn, JrMay 29, 2014 - 10:46 am

    Did it ever occur to Mr. DuBain and his boot lickers that respect is earned, not bought? He may be able to buy his way into office, but other than a few incumbent less than worthless politicians and their boot lickers, no one will respect him. I am voting for Krishna as she does her job well and doesn't try to buy her way, as does her opponent!

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  • Out of excusesMay 29, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    So $400,000 is the cost to sell your soul. It's unfortunate that du Bain has resorted to using this money to lie about his opponent and disparage her character. He's definitely running scared. No amount of money can restore the trust that has been lost in the DA's office due to its mishandling of evidence. I find it funny how the du Bain apologists are full of excuses for his compromised ethics. It's the judges fault! It's the defense attorney's fault! It's the newspaper reporter's fault! You sound like defendants in court. Enough of amateur hour, bring in the professional. Vote Abrams!

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