Kelly drops $4 mil into campaign, trails on Facebook
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well, what’s the sense of having a wad of cash if you don’t use it? Chris Kelly, the chief privacy officer for Facebook, contributed $4 million Monday to his campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general — adding to the $4 million he gave himself last year. That can buy a lot of Facebook ads.
And it dwarfs the cash flow to his main rivals. Kamala Harris has only raised $1.7 million, Rocky Delgadillo has drawn in $1.2 million, Ted Lieu and Alberto Torrico have each taken in just under $1.2 million.
But as we all know, money can’t buy love. Kelly has picked up 12,255 fans on Facebook. Harris? Nearly 21,500 as of this morning.
Out in the real world, I haven’t seen any recent reliable polling in the race. But Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, has picked up a couple of notable endorsements, which could signal which way the state party winds are blowing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw her weight behind Harris earlier this week, joining a perhaps more significant endorsement by Los Angles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who passed over Delgadillo, the former Los Angeles city attorney.
In baseball terms, that could be seen as Villaraigosa picking the Giants over the Dodgers.