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  Candidate, her father have spent millions to elect her California's lieutenant governor
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Jun 03, 2018 07:53pm
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News DateMonday, June 4, 2018 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionSacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos and his daughter Eleni Kounalakis have donated $9 million to help her become California's next lieutenant governor.

With the election days away, some of the money has been spent on television and digital ads to ensure she finishes in the top two on Tuesday and qualifies for the November election.

"We feel very good about getting through to the top two," said Katie Merrill, a spokeswoman and political consultant for Kounalakis. "Eleni has been taking nothing for granted."

Campaign finance filings show that Kounalakis, a Democrat who helped run the family company and served as an ambassador to Hungary during the Obama administration, has given her campaign $4.2 million since last year.
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