Republican Meg Whitman invested $2.6 million of her own wealth in her campaign on Nov. 2, the day she lost her bid for the governor's office to Democrat Jerry Brown, according to a filing that appeared yesterday on the Secretary of State's website.
That amount brought the billionaire former CEO's total personal contribution to her campaign to a record-shattering $144,155,806.11.
Despite spending more on her own campaign than any other self-funding candidate in U.S. history, Whitman lost to Brown by 12.5 percentage points, according to the most recent election results.
This morning, Whitman's husband Griffith R. Harsh IV, spokesman Tucker Bounds and her attorney were in San Jose meeting with her former housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan and attorney Gloria Allred to discuss a claim filed by Diaz Santillan demanding between $8,000 and $10,000 in alleged unpaid wages and mileage costs.
Photo: Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman speaks at a Sept. 29, 2010, debate in Davis. (Jose Luis Vallegas/Sacramento Bee)