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Mercury News: Does Ro Khanna have enough left to defeat Mike Honda?

posted by Randall

Rep Mike HondaThe story line has reversed on Ro Khanna, challenger for congress against seven-time incumbent Mike Honda in California’s Santa Clara Valley (Photo by Photologue_np).

In the primary, the media focused on Khanna’s huge fundraising advantage over Honda. He at one point had raised nearly four times more money than Honda.

Now coverage is focusing on whether Khanna made good use of his money. Ro KhannaHe garnered just 28 percent of the vote to Honda’s 48 percent in the primary.

A story in the Mercury News points out it is now Honda with the fundraising advantage. He has $1.06 million left in his campaign chest compared to Khanna’s $629,000.

Khanna spent $120 for every vote he received compared to Honda spending $34 per vote.

“With the money that Honda now has and the 20-point differential, the Khanna people are going to have to do some pretty extraordinary work to make it happen,” said political science professor Larry Gerston. ”

What does Khanna’s campaign say about all this. You can read about that in the Mercury News .

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