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THE RECALL CAMPAIGN

Contributions race

September 06, 2003

These contributions were reported by major candidates on the Oct. 7 ballot who have received sums of at least $100,000 for their gubernatorial campaigns. Totals are for all contributions through Aug. 23 and contributions of $1,000 or more through Friday. Donations of $1,000 or more must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

* The Viejas Indian tribe sent $21,200* to Bustamante's campaign fund; they also gave $1.5 million to Bustamante's 2002 lieutenant governor committee. The wives of H. Frank Dominguez and Mansour Moattar Aliabadi -- executives at the Vanir Group, a company with construction contracts in California public schools -- each gave $21,200 after their husbands gave identical gifts last week. The United Domestic Workers of America, a San Diego union, gave $15,000.

*--* Contributions Candidate or committee Total reported Reported in the 24 hours ending Friday Cruz Bustamante $1,032,192 $93,700 166 contributions 7 contributions

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*--* Arianna Huffington $479,896 $3,000 2,269 contributions 2 contributions

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* Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, contributed $2,000 and TV personality Bill Maher gave $1,000.

*--* Tom McClintock $697,672 $76,400 1,167 contributions 9 contributions

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* Don Sebastiani, a former state assemblyman and a vintner at Sebastiani Vineyards, gave $21,200. The Donegal Group, a political consulting firm hired by McClintock, gave $21,200. The Republican Victory Fund, a national organization that supports Republican campaigns at all levels of government, gave $15,000.

*--* Arnold $5,852,618 $1,800,200 Schwarzenegger 542 contributions 63 contributions

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* Schwarzenegger gave $1.5 million to his campaign committee, adding to the $2 million he previously gave. Robert Eichenberg, co-owner of a company that sells art supplies to public school systems, contributed $21,200. Thomas Tierney, CEO of VitaTech, a nutritional supplement company, gave $21,200. Thirteen donors from Texas gave a total of $40,000.

*--* Peter V. Ueberroth $3,079,784 274 $71,475 14 contributions contributions

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* Richard D.C. Whilden, a management consultant and member of Ueberroth's campaign team, contributed $21,200. Karl Matthies, of the investment firm Bellagio Partners, gave $21,200. James D. Dina, a hotel developer for a property management company, gave $5,000.

Two anti-recall committees, which are not subject to the same contribution limits as candidates, have raised more than $5.9 million to help Gov. Gray Davis.

Taxpayers Against the Governor's Recall has reported receiving more than $2.4 million from 177 contributions. Californians Against the Costly Recall of the Governor has reported raising more than $3.5 million, with $254,500 from 11 contributions reported since Friday.

* Entertainment executive Haim Saban contributed $100,000 to Californians Against the Costly Recall, doubling his anti-recall contributions to $200,000. Michael D. Ray, an Irvine real estate investor, gave $50,000. The California Nurses Assn. gave $25,000.

*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.

Reported by Times staff writers Joel Rubin and Jeffrey L. Rabin.

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

Los Angeles Times

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