Former Govs. Give Financial Support to Calif. Ballot Measures

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | September 25, 2012

Sept. 25, 2012Former California Governor Gray Davis has contributed $2,000 to back current Governor Jerry Brown's tax plan, Prop. 30. Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has contributed $1,000 to support Prop. 34, a measure to repeal the death penalty.

Committees formed to support or oppose California's eleven ballot measures have reported raising over $46 million in the month of September so far. The top five highest-raising committees, from Sept. 1, 2012 to Sept. 23, 2012, are listed below.

RankCommitteePosition  MeasureTotal
1Stop Corporate Special Exemptions From Campaign Finance RulesOpposeProp. 32$11,955,366
2Brown; To Protect Our Schools And Public SafetySupportProp. 30$10,304,893
3Munger; More Money For Our Local Schools, Not SacramentoSupportProp. 38$9,237,750
4Coalition Against The Deceptive Food Labeling SchemeOpposeProp. 37$7,504,826
5California Future Fund For Free MarketsSupportProp. 32$4,080,000
  • To download all campaign finance figures from MapLight's Voters Edge California, click here (Jan. 1, 2012-Sept. 23, 2012).

NOTE: Between the regular filing periods, ballot measure committees are only required to disclose contributions of $1,000 or more; these filings are refered to as "late contributions." Final September figures will not be known until the next filing deadline of Oct. 5, 2012.

METHODOLOGY: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from electronic filings of committees formed to support or oppose statewide ballot measures for the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Data source: Cal-Access.