Follow the Money

LAST UPDATED: 2/14/14 1:47 PM

In 2012, San Diego mayoral candidates raised more than $11 million to compete in the primary and runoff elections. Now, they’re at it again, and inewsource promises you daily updates on the race for cash.

Here’s how it works: Candidates and the independent committees supporting them must report within 24 hours any contributions from individuals who have donated at least $1,000 (within 48 hours for non-monetary contributions). We’ll update those contributions every day. Additionally, candidates and committees must file reports on Jan. 2, Jan. 30 and Feb. 7 detailing all contributions from individuals who have donated at least $100. Those donations will be included shortly after those dates.

The visualization below shows who’s getting the checks and where they’re coming from. The data includes both cash and in-kind (non-monetary) contributions. Use the searchable database below the charts to dig deeper.

Contributions Dashboard

Search Contributions to Mayoral Candidates and Independent Political Committees Supporting Them

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Source: San Diego City Clerk

Joe Yerardi is a freelance data journalist for inewsource, where he worked between 2013 and 2016 as an investigative reporter and data specialist. To contact him with questions, tips or corrections, email