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Contributions race

September 27, 2003

These contributions were reported by major candidates on the Oct. 7 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.

* Hollywood nightclub owner Eugene LaPietra contributed $10,000. He also has given $50,000 to Gov. Gray Davis' anti-recall efforts. Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton and Goldstein, a Los Angeles law firm that specializes in personal injury suits, gave $5,000.

*--* Contributions Candidate or committee Total reported Reported in 24 hours ending Friday Cruz Bustamante $3,729,455 $45,500 1,681 contributions 13 contributions


Bustamante controls three other committees:

Californians for Stability is an anti-recall fund that has raised $421,186. The Cruz Bustamante Committee Against Prop. 54 has collected more than $4.6 million, most of it transferred from the Lt. Gov. Bustamante 2002 Committee, an old reelection campaign fund. Excluding the transfers, the fund has reported raising $914,500.

* The California State Employees Assn., a union that represents state workers, contributed $50,000 to the anti-Proposition 54 committee, raising the union's total support for the fund to nearly $100,000.

*--* Arianna Huffington $769,060 None 3,375 contributions


*--* Tom McClintock $1,440,973 $45,290 4,373 contributions 10 contributions


* Roberta Ahmanson, a former religion writer for the Orange County Register, contributed $21,200*. Ahmanson is the wife of conservative Christian Howard Ahmanson, heir to a savings and loan fortune who has spent $75,000 in support of McClintock's campaign. The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, which operates a San Jacinto casino, contributed $10,000.

*--* Arnold $13,098,479 $36,200 Schwarzenegger 3,421 contributions 6 contributions


* Jillian Manus, a literary agent who represents Newt Gingrich, among others, contributed $21,200. Ivan Reitman, who has produced and directed Schwarzenegger films, gave $10,000. Greg Jamison, president of the San Jose Sharks hockey team, made a $1,000 contribution.

Schwarzenegger also controls Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall, a pro-recall committee, which has raised more than $1.5 million.

*--* Davis Fights the Recall Californians Against $9,669,752 $192,720 the Costly Recall of the Governor 827 contributions 15 contributions


Gov. Gray Davis controls this anti-recall committee.

* California trucking magnate Steven Beneto contributed $100,000. Beneto has been one of Davis' largest supporters in past campaigns. A political action committee for the Assn. of California School Administration gave $25,000.

Davis also continues to raise money through his former reelection committee, the Gov. Gray Davis Committee, which has transferred $1.7 million 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 noncandidacy committees.

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

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

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