38th Assembly District campaigns raise over $2 million totalMai Nguyen Do October 4, 2018 0 COMMENTS
The latest campaign filings released by the California Secretary of State show challenger Christy Smith with a $260,734 fundraising lead over 38th Assembly District incumbent Dante Acosta.
Previously, the sitting Assemblyman held a lead of over $100,000 with $684,884 in total campaign funds raised since the start of the cycle. Since early July Smith raised $679,411 and Acosta raised $260,483.13, putting Smith ahead of Acosta.
“I’m incredibly proud to have earned the support of hardworking men and women across our district who have chipped in with donations large and small,” Smith said. “We are working hard every day to bring home a victory for them.”
With Smith’s new total of $1,207,001 as of Sept. 27 and Acosta’s total of $946,267 as of Oct. 1, the total amount of money invested into the 38th Assembly District race has reached over $2 million – the highest amount that has ever been poured into the district’s campaigns.
Acosta and his campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
Mai Nguyen Do is a Vietnamese American poet and researcher. She is a lifelong Santa Clarita resident and a College of the Canyons graduate. She is also the author of Ghosts Still Walking (2016) and Battlefield Blooming (2019). Find her on Twitter @DoNguyenMai.