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THE RECALL CAMPAIGN

Contributions race

October 04, 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 contributions through Sept. 20 and for contributions of $1,000 or more through Friday. Donations of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

* Communications giant AT&T contributed $21,200.* Bob Menendez, a congressman from New Jersey, made a $21,000 donation.

*--* Contributions Candidate or committee Total reported Reported in 24 hours ending Friday Cruz Bustamante $5,198,815 $198,358 1,951 contributions 38 contributions

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Bustamante controls three other committees:

Californians for Stability is an anti-recall fund that has raised more than $518,000. The Cruz Bustamante Committee Against Prop. 54 has collected more than $5.4 million, most of it transferred from the Lt. Gov. Bustamante 2002 Committee, an old reelection campaign fund. That committee reported raising more than $667,000, excluding the transfers.

* The Californian Carpenters Regional Council gave $50,000 to the anti-Proposition 54 fund. Pacific, Sand and Gravel, a Millbrae company, gave $25,000. The Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians, which operates a Santa Barbara County casino, contributed $10,000.

*--* Tom McClintock $1,638,870 $34,047 4,413 contributions 6 contributions

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* The Santa Ynez Indians contributed $20,000. Larry Smith, president of MHI Real Estate in Newport Beach, gave $10,000.

*--* Arnold $17,083,881 $119,100 Schwarzenegger 3,883 contributions 39 contributions

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* Harry C. Elliott III, a Folsom house builder, gave $21,200. Anne Evans, an executive at Evans Hotels in La Jolla, made a $10,000 contribution. The political action committee of the conservative Women's Leadership Assn. gave $2,800.

Schwarzenegger also controls Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, a pro-recall committee, which has raised more than $2.8 million.

* W. Howard Lester, chairman of Williams-Sonoma cookware company, contributed $57,600.

*--* Davis Fights the Recall Californians Against $13,708,631 $371,515 the Costly Recall 976 contributions 45 contributions of the Governor

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Gov. Gray Davis controls this anti-recall committee.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a national union, contributed $250,000.

* 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.

Californians Against the Costly Recall of the Governor transferred $200,000 to the committee.

*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.

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

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

Los Angeles Times

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