RIVERSIDE, Calif- - The battle for Riverside County sheriff is turning into an expensive grudge match with each candidate raising more than $1 million dollars.
Voters will be choosing between the incumbent Sheriff Stan Sniff and Lt. Chad Bianco.
It's a race that's creating a divide inside the department with Bianco gaining more than $850,000 in support from the Riverside Sheriffs' Association.
Bianco aired campaign ads that show the rank and file supporting him and calling for change.
Sniff insists that the campaign is a million-dollar smear against him by the union leadership, claiming that 75% of the rank and file support him.
While Sniff criticizes Bianco's union support, he too is getting some large donations including $100,000 from Palm Springs philanthropist Harold Matzner.
Sniff said he'll have other large individual donors coming forward in the coming weeks ahead.
Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for continuing Your Vote 2018 coverage through Election Day.
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