|Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley|
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley raised more than $163,000 over the past four months, but has already spent a large portion with six weeks before the June 7 primary.
Miley who started the year with less cash than debt, quickly rebounded over the first four and a half months of 2016.
However, the campaign burned through money at a rapid clip, spending $133,251 during the same period.
The campaign’s cash reserves stand at $35,184 through April 23, according to his campaign finance report, with debts totaling $9,872.
Miley’s campaign coffers were stuffed largely through local labor unions and several organizations that have done business with the county in the past, including Paramedics, Plus and Alecto Healthcare, which operates St. Rose Hospital in Hayward.
Several pro-landlord groups also poured large amounts of donations to Miley’s campaign, including $7,500 from the political arm of the powerful California Apartment Association.
In addition, to paying consultants and staff, one of the largest expenditures was nearly $30,000 to the Claremont Club for a fundraiser.
Although, Miley greatly outpaced the fundraising performance of his opponent, Bryan Parker, who raised $95,000 since the start of the year, the challenger still maintains a large lead in cash on hand. According to campaign finance reports, Parker holds almost $100,000 in available cash.