Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spent nearly $23 million in the first 16 days of October, bringing her total tab to $163 million for the campaign, according to her final spending report filed today.
She reported $12.4 million on hand as of Oct. 16, with about $2 million in debts.
Whitman, a billionaire former CEO of eBay, has put $141.6 million of her own money in the campaign. In all, she has raised $173 million.
Democrat Jerry Brown reported that he has spent $38 million for the campaign and has $11.6 million on hand for the final push, with no outstanding debts.