The last two Fridays have been red-letter days for the 19th Senate District campaign of Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson.
Campaign finance reports show she received $55,000 Friday from the Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee. That comes on the heels of a $156,000 contribution from the state Democratic Party the previous Friday.
Trying to determine where the Santa Barbara County Committee raised its money, I checked the secretary of state's campaign finance site and found no electronic reports had been filed for the last several years. The explanation, Chairman Daraka Larimore-Hall, told me today is that all of the money was received after June 30. Unlike candidates, who have to report contributions of $1,000 or more within 24 hours, political committees do not have to file another report until Oct. 6.
Larimore-Hall said the money came from "several sources," including Democratic state senators who are supporting Jackson's campaign.