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Charlie Brown has $675,000 in campaign funds on hand compared to $117,000 for Tom McClintock in the race to represent the 4th Congressional District, according to the most recent reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

McClintock, a Republican state senator from Thousand Oaks, raised considerably more money than Brown from April to June – $1.2 million compared to Brown’s $361,000. But McClintock spent heavily to defeat Doug Ose, who spent more than $6 million in the Republican primary held June 3.

Brown had no serious opposition in his primary race. The general election is Nov. 3.



The two candidates are vying to replace Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, who has represented the 4th Congressional District for nine terms and announced his retirement after becoming embroiled in a fundraising controversy with Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who was convicted of fraud.

Igor Birman, the finance director for the McClintock campaign, said Wednesday the campaign has been raising $100,000 a week since the candidate won the Republican primary.




“We’ve had a phenomenal second quarter,” Birman said. “We’ve raised nearly $1.3 million, and that speaks for itself.”

The campaign had $200,000 on hand as of Wednesday.

Brown’s campaign reported the retired Air Force colonel from Roseville has raised $361,000 since April 1, with $260,000 of that being contributed from May 16 to June 30.

Brown has received donations from 12,500 individuals, campaign manager Todd Stenhouse said. Overall, the Brown campaign has raised $1.3 million, which is five times more than it raised in the same period of time when Brown ran against Doolittle, who narrowly defeated him.

Brown’s campaign also has donated $55,273 to nonprofit groups that support veterans.

To contact Staff Writer Pat Butler, e-mail pbutler@theunion.com or call 477-4239.


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