Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) raised more money in 2011 than his chief challenger, Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle, but has less money on hand, campaign filings show.
Mansoor raised about $200,000 in 2011, much of which went to pay off debt from his 2010 Assembly run.
The former Costa Mesa mayor for the primary currently sits on about $42,000; it's a combination of funding from his reelection campaign committee and his 2010 campaign. He has already accumulated more than $13,000 for the November General Election, which he can use if he is one of the top two vote-getters in June's open primary.
His campaigns also owe nearly $25,000 — the result of a sizable loan for his 2010 election and campaign expenses.
Daigle raised $135,000 between July and December for the June primary, and has $118,000 set aside for the home stretch. About $23,400 of that came from her 2010 City Council campaign, records show.