CA-26,  Julia Brownley,  Linda Parks,  Tony Strickland

CA-26: Strickland Continues to Lead in Fundraising

Parks and Strickland CA 26: Handicapping Linda Parks and Tony Strickland

Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks (NP) and California State Senator Tony Strickland (R)

Timm Herdt over at the Ventura County Star has the poop on the fundraising numbers – Republican California State Senator Tony Strickland leads far and away.

Strickland had a pretty good week at fundraising last week, FEC reports show.

He took in more than $70,000, most in the form of contributions from members of Congress and conservative PACs, including House Speaker John Boehner ($4,000) and Rep. Paul Ryan’s Prosperity PAC ($2,500).

Meanwhile, Democrat Julia Brownley took in slightly over $20,000, led by contributions from AFSCME ($2,500), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer ($2,000) and $2,000 each from county Democratic clubs in the Conejo Valley, Oxnard and Ojai.

The reports show that independent Linda Parks boosted her campaign with a $10,000 contribution to the campaign from her personal funds on May 2.

Ventura County Supervisor and No Party Preference candidate, Linda Parks, has been widely outspent by Strickland and Brownley. She accepts no contributions from PACS, although an independent SuperPAC has run some ads for her.

Will Parks approach work in the new top two format?

Will Republicans “GAME” the voting system and vote for Linda Parks to eliminate the Democrat, Brownley?

Well. stay tuned…..the election is tomorrow.