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District attorney candidate Kamala Harris raised $218,265 in a four-week period ending Nov. 22 — nearly as much as incumbent DA Terence Hallinan has raised in the last year and a half. Hallinan raised $96,456 during the most recent campaign finance period, Oct. 19 through Nov. 22, according to finance statements filed last week. That includes a boost from himself — a $5,000 contribution plus $35,000 in loans. Since July 2002, Harris has raised $620,921 to Hallinan’s $228,943. Among their most recent contributors, Harris boasts more jurists than Hallinan, and Hallinan lists more lawyers and staff in the DA’s office than Harris. Harris collected checks from Alameda County Superior Court Judges Joan Cartwright, Kenneth Burr, David Krashna and Thomas Reardon, as well as San Francisco Superior Court Commissioner Everett Hewlett Jr. Harris also received money from several prosecutors from the Alameda County DA’s office, where she used to work, as well as many of her current colleagues in the San Francisco city attorney’s office. She also continued to pull in checks from prominent figures in the business community, plus several women’s organizations and people who work with them. And she received money from Assemblyman Mark Leno, Supervisors Fiona Ma and Bevan Dufty, former Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg, and Arlene Ackerman, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District. Nearly 100 lawyers and staff in the DA’s office gave money to Hallinan in the most recent period. Assistant DA Cecily Brewster gave Harris $100, too, but has given Hallinan $360 over the course of his campaign, documents show. The incumbent also received checks from San Francisco Superior Court Judge Donald Mitchell; civil rights lawyer and recently defeated mayoral candidate Angela Alioto; Supervisor Chris Daly; actor Danny Glover; San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Linda Colfax; and the Medical Marijuana Physician Evaluators Medical Clinic. Both candidates have been spending their cash in recent weeks on literature, postage, print ads, office expenses and campaign consultants, while Harris also spent on polling and survey research. And the deputy city attorney’s campaign paid $3,000 to the city for the first installment of a $19,306 fine, said treasurer James Sutton of San Francisco’s Sutton & Partners. The fine and corrective newspaper ads were part of a $34,000 package of penalties Harris agreed to in October to settle liability for campaign finance law violations, Sutton said. Harris also returned several contributions totaling $1,700, including three contributions questioned in a Daily Journal story and attacked by Hallinan supporters, the documents show. One came from the owner of a local hotel whom the city attorney’s office sued for lax elevator maintenance in 2001; the suit resulted in a five-year injunction. With less than three weeks to go before the Dec. 9 runoff, Harris has a bigger war chest than Hallinan, but both candidates are still looking to raise more money. As of Nov. 22, Harris still had $47,146 cash on hand and $14,280 outstanding debt, while Hallinan had $25,862 in the bank and owed himself $35,000, documents show. Harris hopes to collect more money tonight at a cocktail party entitled “A Woman’s Place is in the District Attorney’s Office,” and checks are on Hallinan’s wish list for his birthday party fund-raiser Wednesday.

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