Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman's campaign will announce today that she has donated $20 million more to her effort to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, the Mercury News learned Wednesday night.
The donation brings the amount she has contributed to her campaign to $39 million. Her remaining opponent in the primary, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, has donated $19.2 million.
Whitman's latest cash infusion is expected to put more pressure on Poizner, a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is trailing Whitman in the polls.
Whitman's poll numbers have been boosted in part by an intensive radio advertising campaign that began last September. Poizner has yet to launch a statewide ad campaign — something that has puzzled some political observers.
Campaign finance reports are not due until the end of the month.