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.
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.
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.
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.
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