California’s Poizner Follows Through on Campaign Donation

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Steve Poizner is following through on a pledge to tap his personal fortune to help his struggling campaign.

Campaign finance reports show the state insurance commissioner sent $15 million from his family trust to his account this week.

That brings Poizner’s personal contributions to more than $19 million. The total is about the same amount one of his rivals for the GOP nomination, former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, has given her campaign.

A Public Policy Institute of California poll this month found 32 percent of likely Republican primary voters support Whitman, while 12 percent favor former congressman Tom Campbell and just 8 percent support Poizner.

But 44 percent still had no opinion on the race.