Ro Khanna’s ability to raise large amounts of
campaign cash continued in 2015.
CA17 CAMPAIGN FINANCE | As was the case two years ago, Ro Khanna will begin his second bid for the 17th Congressional District with a large fundraising advantage over incumbent Rep. Mike Honda.
Khanna reported more than $1.7 million cash on hand, according to year-end campaign finance reports. The amount is more than three times greater than his Democratic rival reported in year-end cash reserves..
Khanna’s stellar fourth quarter report also showed the campaign raised $501,808 from October of last year through Dec. 31, while spending just $117,884. For the year, Khanna raised $2.1 million, according to his finance report, and disbursed $478,753.
Honda, who consistently struggled to match Khanna’s prolific fundraising numbers during the 2014 campaign before winning re-election, reported $572,199 in available cash through Dec. 31. Additionally, Honda raised $292,211 during the fourth quarter of last year, while topping $1.3 million for the entire year.
Included in Honda’s $276,600 worth of fourth quarter expenditures is $86,225 for legal and public relations services related to the ongoing House ethics investigation into whether his former staffs blurred the lines between campaign and official duties.
—-4TH QTR—- —-2015—-
CA17 IN OUT IN OUT CASH
KHANNA 501,808 117,884 2,140,636 478,753 $1,709,881
HONDA 292,211 276,600 1,308,436 845,599 $ 572,199