Dean in CA
|Democratic National Committeen Chairman Howard Dean hosts an event in San Francisco today with Phil Angelides in San Francisco along with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to try to rally support for Angelides' candidacy.|
But today, Chronicle reporter Tom Chorneau asks if it is too little, too late.
The appearance of former President Bill Clinton at a fundraising event last week for state Treasurer Phil Angelides was supposed to help refill the coffers of the Democratic candidate for governor and unite the party behind him after a tough primary.
But a close look at campaign statements filed since suggests Angelides may have problems that even a visit from a rainmaker like Clinton cannot fix.
Organizers said the Clinton speech would generate $5 million for Angelides and the state party for the campaign to unseat Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
So far, Angelides has reported contributions of less than $900,000 between July 25 and Thursday, from all his fundraising activities during that two-week period. Detailed contribution reports from the party are not due until Oct. 5.