U.S. Rep. Dr. Raul Ruiz, less than halfway through his second term, continues to receive substantial campaign contributions. Through the end of June, Ruiz had $820,000, of which $433,700 was from April 1 through June 30.
At this point two years ago, Ruiz had raised $812,000 for his first re-election campaign. He went on to raise a total of $3.4 million for his race.
Although two challengers, including Indio Mayor Lupe Ramos Watson and Kirk Thompson, have announced intentions to challenge Ruiz in 2016, neither had filed any campaign financing reports as of July 27.
During this quarter, Ruiz’s campaign has expended almost $120,000 and he has more than $1 million cash available.
As of the end of June 2015, nearly two-thirds of the contributions were from individuals.
2016 Congressional District 36
Campaign contributions and cash as of June 30, 2015
Ruiz $ 544,000 $ 275,000 $ 1,002,000