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Feinstein says campaign funds 'wiped out' by Durkee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said today she doesn't know yet the exact losses, but that her campaign fundraising account has been "wiped out" in the scandal growing around popular Democratic treasurer Kinde Durkee. Feinstein, up for reelection next year, reported just over $5 million in the bank as of June 30, says Politico. “She did my ‘92 campaign, my ‘94 campaign, my 2000 [campaign], my 2006 [campaign] … my gubernatorial campaign,” Feinstein told the site. “I trusted her implicitly.” Durkee was charged last week with mail fraud in the theft of campaign funds at least one of her clients. Durkee was released on bond and has not yet entered a plea or address the other allegations of theft.


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