Feeds

eBay Meg still chasing California's top job

Will largest ever campaign spending be enough?

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Ex-eBay boss Meg Whitman only has a paltry $9m left in the pot for spending on her campaign to become Governor of California.

Whitman raised a record-breaking $140m for her campaign. But $119m of Meg Whitman's campaign fund came from one donor - Meg Whitman. This breaks the previous self-funding record held by Michael Bloomberg who spent $110m to secure the mayor's job in New York.

But despite collecting massive donations from herself, Whitman has only $9.1m left in her campaign chest. Her rival for the job - Democrat Jerry Brown - has $23m to spend in the last month of campaigning. Voters go to the polls on 2 November.

Despite the unpopularity of Republican incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger, polls put Whitman and Brown neck-and-neck as they enter the final few weeks of electioneering.

Meg does have some friends. We also note two contributions of $25,900 - one from a chairman called Scott McNealy and the other from homemaker Susan McNealy. Any connection to Sun Microsystems?

Other contributors include Thomas Siebel, who handed over $25,900, he must still be angry about those elephants.

Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com also handed over $10,000. (Benioff was an early supporter of Schwarzenegger's run for California back in 2003 - and look how well that's turned out.)

The full list of contributors is available from this page.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.