Ultra-liberal union shill Julio Perez came in at 117K and 70K cash at-hand. If you subtract the $23K which he reported in the last reporting period, which was from Jan to June 2011, the he only raised $90K. Click here to read his campaign finance report.
O.C. Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly only raised $54K. It looks like his past supporters are realizing he isn’t running much of a campaign – and he still has no campaign website! Click here to read his campaign finance report. Note that Assemblyman Jose Solorio has sold out the people of Santa Ana by donating $2K to Daly! (But in fairness he also donated $2K to Martinez – we may not agree on Daly but at least we agree that Perez is an awful fit for the district).
Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez raised over $100,000 between announcing her campaign in September 2011 and December 31, 2011. The figure includes $15,700 in loans from Martinez.
It should be noted that Martinez has the most support from local business owners. They know that she will support jobs and economic growth, unlike the job-killing union hack Perez.
The fourth Democratic candidate, Santa Ana resident Francisco J. “Paco” Barragan is a non-factor in this race. He won’t be raising any money, nor do I expect him to garner more than a few votes. He is just in the race to undermine Martinez, but he really will end up hurting Perez, by splitting the male vote even further.