The California Republican Party on Tuesday dropped $100,000 into the campaign account of Republican state Senate candidate Anthony Cannella, the mayor of Ceres.
The donation is the latest shot in what is likely to be an all-out war for control of the seat, one of the few in the state that both parties have a chance of winning.
Democrats have the voter registration edge in the 12th District, but Republican Jeff Denham of Atwater won the seat in 2002 and again in 2006. He terms out this year and is running for Congress.
The Democratic candidate is Assemblywoman Anna Caballero of Salinas. The state Democratic Party has already given her $50,000.
Caballero had raised $364,038 this year as of June 30, which was more than double the sum Cannella had gathered in 2010.
— The Fresno Bee