Jonathan Rewers may have picked up the endorsements of two former mayors this week in his bid to unseat Mayor Kevin Johnson. But with two weeks left before the election, Rewers still faces a monumental fundraising disadvantage.
The latest campaign finance filings show Rewers had raised $1,838 this year, nearly all of it in the form of loans to himself. Neither of the other two mayoral candidates - bounty hunter Leonard Padilla or insurance broker Richard Jones - has raised any money.
On the other hand, Johnson has raised $260,967 this year, including about $165,000 over the last two months, documents show.
Johnson's donors are from all over the country and you might recognize many of the names. Potential Sacramento Kings buyer Ron Burkle gave Johnson $3,000. News Corp head Rupert Murdoch donated $3,050, as did wealthy philanthropist and education reformer Eli Broad.
Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, gave $2,500. Former 49er Keena Turner donated $500.
The most expensive City Council race has been the campaign for District 4, representing Land Park and the central city. Four candidates have combined to raise more than $283,000.
For full campaign finance figures, check out the city's website.