YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections


Contributions race

October 07, 2003

These contributions were reported by major candidates on today'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 Monday. Donations of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours of receipt. Candidates may, but are not required to, report contributions received over the weekend.

* Two plumbers unions, the California State Pipe Trades Council and the Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 467, contributed $21,200.* Plumbers unions have also contributed heavily to Gov. Gray Davis' anti-recall efforts. Redding Rancheria, an organization of Indian tribes in Shasta County and operator of the Win-River Casino, also gave $21,200.

*--* Contributions Candidate or committee Total reported Reported Saturday through Monday Cruz Bustamante $5,561,895 $363,080 2,083 contributions 87 contributions


Bustamante controls three other committees:

Californians for Stability is an anti-recall fund that has raised more than $521,500. The Cruz Bustamante Committee Against Prop. 54 has collected more than $5.5 million, most of it transferred from the Lt. Gov. Bustamante 2002 Committee, an old reelection campaign fund. That committee reported raising more than $667,500, excluding the transfers.

Miguel Lausell, an attorney from Puerto Rico, gave $50,000 to the anti-Prop. 54 fund. He has also contributed to Bustamante's campaign committee. The Harbor Terrace Retirement Center of San Pedro in San Diego gave $20,000 to the same fund.

*--* Tom McClintock $1,663,410 $24,540 4,425 contributions 12 contributions

* Mike Gerawan, a Reedley, Calif., farmer, gave $5,000.

Arnold $18,101,151 $1,017,270 Schwarzenegger 4,067 contributions 184 contributions


* Schwarzenegger gave $350,000 to his campaign committee. In loans and contributions, the candidate has provided $7.35 million for his campaign. Samuel A. Hardage, chairman of Woodfin Suites Hotels in San Diego, gave $21,200. RSI Holding Corp., Newport Beach manufacturer of bath fixtures, contributed $21,200. The company's chairman, Ron Simon, has raised money for President Bush. Actor and director Danny DeVito gave $10,000.

Schwarzenegger also controls Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, a pro-recall committee, which has raised more than $3.3 million.

* Schwarzenegger gave $150,000 to Total Recall, raising his contributions to the fund to more than $1.2 million in loans and donations. Donald Drapkin, an executive at New York-based MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, contributed $50,000. The company is owned by cosmetics executive Ron Perelman who gave $50,000 through another company to Gov. Gray Davis' anti-recall efforts.

Davis Fights the Recall

*--* Californians Against $14,493,295 $781,493 the Costly Recall of 1,044contributions 68contributions the Governor


Gov. Gray Davis controls this anti-recall committee.

* The Morongo Band of Mission Indians contributed $200,000; the tribe has also supported Bustamante's and McClintock's campaigns. The Operating Engineers, Local 3, contributed $100,000; the union has given a total of $345,000 to Davis' and Bustamante's anti-recall committees. L. John Doerr of the Bay Area venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers made a $50,000 contribution. A partner in the same firm, Ray Lane, is an economic advisor to Schwarzenegger.

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

A third committee, Taxpayers Against the Governor's Recall, has reported more than $2.2 million in contributions.

*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 non-candidacy 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

Los Angeles Times Articles