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Contributions race

October 01, 2003

These contributions were reported by major candidates on Tuesday's ballot who have received at least $100,000 for their gubernatorial campaigns. Totals are for all donations through Sept. 20 and for contributions of $1,000 or more through Tuesday. Donations of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

* The Service Employees International Union, with more than 40 California chapters, contributed $21,200*. One of those chapters previously made an identical gift. Another union, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, gave $21,200. The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, which operates a casino in Northern California, made a $10,000 contribution.

*--* Candidate or committee Total reported Reported in 24 hours ending Tuesday Cruz Bustamante $4,391,671 $71,900 1,794 contributions 12 contributions


Bustamante controls three other committees:

Californians for Stability is an anti-recall fund that has raised more than $436,000. The Cruz Bustamante Committee Against Prop. 54 has collected more than $4.86 million, most of it transferred from the Lt. Gov. Bustamante 2002 Committee, an old reelection campaign fund. That committee reported raising more than $917,000, excluding the transfers.

* Along with its donation to Bustamante's campaign, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union contributed $50,000 to the anti-Proposition 54 fund.


Tom McClintock $1,556,623 $81,450 4,393 contributions 18 contributions


* The Pechanga Band of Mission Indians contributed $21,200. The tribe has committed nearly $50,000 to other funds in support of McClintock and more than $4 million in support of Bustamante. The Barona Band of Mission Indians contributed $21,000; the same tribe gave $21,200 to McClintock on Monday through a different bank account. American Lantern Press, which has published a book on how to survive a nuclear attack, among others, gave $1,000.

*--* Arnold $16,354,379 $170,900 Schwarzenegger 3,633 contributions 61 contributions


* Weatherby Realty in Los Angeles contributed $10,000. Guthy-Renker, a California infomercial giant, and Arrowhead Credit Union both made identical donations. Arlene Talmadge, president of World Gym of San Francisco, gave $2,500. John Gunn, a Palo Alto investment manager, contributed $21,200.

Schwarzenegger also controls Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, a pro-recall committee, which has raised more than $1 million.

*--* Davis Fights the Recall Californians Against $11,493,866 $5,000 the Costly Recall of the Governor 887 contributions 1 contribution


Gov. Gray Davis controls this anti-recall committee.

* After consistently collecting more than $50,000 each day in contributions, Davis reported only one $5,000 contribution, from Robert Yasi, a retired San Francisco resident.

Davis also continues to raise money through his former reelection committee, the Gov. Gray Davis Committee, which has transferred more than $1.9 million to Californians Against the Costly Recall.

A third committee, Taxpayers Against the Governor's Recall, has reported more than $2.25 million in contributions.

NOTE: Independent candidate Arianna Huffington amended her previous report of a $5,000 contribution from Robert Kotick, an executive at Activision Productions. Huffington reported that Kotick's credit card contribution was "not substantiated."

Reported by Times staff writer Joel Rubin and Times researcher Maloy Moore.

Source: Campaign reports filed with the California secretary of state.

*Contributions to candidates from each outside source are limited to $21,200. There is no cap on the amount candidates can give their own campaigns, or on donations to noncandidacy committees.

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