To prepare for the California gubernatorial race, Kamala Harris’s campaign released this four-page document with as many infographics as it could cram into four pages. These figures are useless for the undecided voter, but as a handy infographic resource for the candidate and her followers.
Here is how it breaks down, into charts and numbers, a little more color-by-number for Harris and California:
100,000: Number of the 16 other Democratic candidates who declared they were vying for the party’s nomination.
$1.4 Billion: How much dollars the state has spent on a marijuana industry, which the new governor will have the power to regulate.
8: Number of states that she has either already served in or is currently running for governor.
52: Number of years Kamala Harris has served in the U.S. Senate.
40: Number of years she spent in the California State Assembly.
(Harris’s official campaign website has a far more detailed document. Here are some of the number crunching data points the campaign likes to brag about.)
1,929: Number of endorsements Harris has received from different organizations in California. She has about the same number of endorsements as Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and a little less than 1,300 as Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, according to data from Govtrack.us, a website tracking state campaigns.
3,038: Percentage of Harris’s donors who gave less than $200.
$100 Million: Estimated amount Harris would have to donate to victory in the state of California, as per the latest calculation from Campaign Data Solutions.
17: Percentage of Harris’s donors who gave $100 or less.
42: Percentage of Harris’s donors who gave $100 or less.
5,113: Percentage of Harris’s donors who donated $250 or less.
2015: Year she first came to the U.S. Senate in which she worked with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein to preserve campaign contribution limits.
20: Number of staffers that hired Harris from her native state of California, according to Govtrack.us.
0: Harris voted “no” on Tuesday when the Senate voted to proceed with debate on a motion to proceed with debate on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
13: According to the New York Times, many of Trump’s supporters believe Harris is one of the Justice nominee’s most outspoken critics in the Senate.
12,506: Percentage of California public schools’ scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, according to Govtrack.us.
250,000: Number of books currently on Harris’s campaign website.
56: Percent of Californians who would prefer if Harris wins the race for governor over her becoming the next attorney general, according to a Politico poll conducted in October.
33,500: Number of signatures Harris gathered to be on the ballot for the June 2020 California primary.
3,597: Percentage of these signatures submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office.
48: Percent of Harris’s signatures submitted to the California Secretary of State’s office.
$52,274: Amount Harris spent on her campaign filing fees in 2018, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The Next Five
The real objective of California’s 2018 gubernatorial election: To affect the way other states and local governments deal with marijuana policy. Dianne Feinstein’s continuing tenure in the Senate means that now California has the power to decriminalize marijuana, enact the recreational use of the drug, or even legalize it.
Across the country, many states have made significant headway toward this. For instance, Oregon has legalized marijuana use, while Arkansas and Missouri have decriminalized it and New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Washington have voted in favor of a similar bill.
Considering California’s status as the world’s biggest economy, legalization would have the most effect.