AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.The recall targets Mayor Gary Taylor and Councilman Jay Imperial, who have supported the Wal-Mart Supercenter being built on Walnut Grove Avenue. The center is opposed by Save Our Community. Taylor and Imperial have not started campaign committees of their own, said City Clerk Nina Castruita. But a group they are affiliated with, No on the Recall, has raised $1,550. None of that money has been spent, according to state-mandated campaign finance records. Steven Ly, a spokesman for Taylor and Imperial, did not return calls seeking comment. The one group not officially affiliated with any candidate, Wal-Mart-sponsored Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall, raised the most money in July: a total of $25,000, all coming from Wal-Mart. The committee also has spent more than any candidate, pumping $71,369 into mailers, campaign literature, signs, office space and legal services in July alone. Despite the results of her substantial fundraising – most of which came from individuals contributing $100 to $200 – Low said she knows she is no match financially for the retail giant. “No matter how much I raise, I probably can’t beat what Wal-Mart is going to put in,” said Low, a 44-year-old software manager for Raytheon. “All I can do is do my best, connect with my supporters, who have been very enthusiastic. My plan is really to use the money very wisely, to inform voters what is happening in the city.” Low, who also received a $1,000 donation from United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770, plans to get her message out through mailers and phone banking, as well as walking the community. Download: No on Rosemead Recall (3MB PDF) Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall (24.8MB PDF) Polly Low for Rosemead (38.7MB PDF) Friends of Victor Ruiz (1.4MB PDF) Gary Taylor (726KB PDF) Friends of Jim Clouet (924KB PDF) ROSEMEAD – Polly Low leads all candidates in fundraising for the Sept. 19 recall election, though candidate Jim Clouet has the most cash on hand, according to documents filed with the Rosemead City Clerk’s office. Low raised $16,822 in July, giving her a total of $22,407. She was followed by candidate Victor Ruiz, who raised $2,328 during the same period, for a total of $8,378 in his campaign war chest. Clouet only raised $50 of his total of $4,350 in July, but had $32,032 in cash left over, mostly as a result of taking out a $50,000 loan against his home to fund his campaign. By comparison, Low has $7,924 in cash left over, while Ruiz has about $4,600. Both candidates are supported by Save Our Community, the grass- roots organization that put the recall on the ballot. Like Low, Ruiz said all his precinct walkers, including himself, are volunteering their time. “We are not getting paid,” said Ruiz, 53, a civil engineering technician. He said Wal-Mart is hiring precinct walkers at $13 an hour to get its anti-recall message out to the public. Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin McCall could not confirm whether Wal-Mart is paying for precinct walkers. Clouet, who is not supported by Save Our Community, said the risk he took in refinancing his house is worth it to improve his city. “I loaned myself $50,000 at the beginning of the campaign, so I think my level of stress is a little bigger than most,” said Clouet. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!