Despite public outrage at Wall Street, its almost endless supply of campaign funds keeps politicians protecting bankers' interests.
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner now trails Meg Whitman by just 10 percentage points in California governor's race, according to polling by his campaign.
The SEC investigation of Goldman Sachs could hurt California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, who as CEO of eBay sat on the investment bank's board.
11. JANE HARMAN: Harman listens to a constituent after a campaign speech in Oakland, Calif., on March 25, 1998. Her campaign was self-financed to the tune of $17 million. She lost in the Democratic primary to Gray Davis, who went on to become governor. Ms. Harman is now a member of Congress, representing California's 36th Congressional District. (All dollar figures in this photo gallery are from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, http://www.followthemoney.org., unless otherwise specified.)
Spending heavily and fresh off a debate with Steve Poizner, eBay millionaire Meg Whitman has leapfrogged former governor Jerry Brown in the race for California governor, according to a new poll.
Jerry Brown, California's attorney general and former two-term governor, made it official Tuesday: He'd like a third crack at the governor's job.
Personal wealth is both an asset and drawback for GOP candidates in the California governor's race. Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has put another $20 million into her campaign.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on Friday said that he would not be running for governor of the state of California.
Ms. Whitman brings business savvy and oodles of money to her campaign to be the GOP nominee.
The former president threw his support in the gubernatorial primary to the San Francisco mayor. Some see payback against likely candidate Jerry Brown.