Feinstein's campaign may be 'wiped out' by Durkee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is questioned by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 13, 2011 9:39:11 AM PDT
Senator Dianne Feinstein says her campaign is among those that may have been wiped out by a Democratic campaign treasurer who faces federal fraud charges.

Feinstein says Kinde Durkee, of Burbank, managed the finances of many of her election campaigns since 1990. Durkee is accused of taking thousands of dollars from the campaigns of several elected officials in Southern California.

Feinstein's re-election campaign had about $5 million in the bank as of June 30 - her office is still looking into how much is missing. Durkee was arrested earlier this month and released on bail last.