SACRAMENTO -- What do Wal-Mart, oil companies and some of Hollywood’s most famous liberal donors have in common? They all are backing Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection bid.
Brown holds a wide fundraising advantage over his potential GOP rivals in the race for governor in 2014, with a wide range of business, labor and a little bit of Hollywood star power ponying up for his reelection effort.
Brown has more than $10 million in the bank, and has raised more than $3.1 million since January 1, according to documents filed on Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office.
Among those who have given to Brown’s campaign are director Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, who each maxed out to Brown, writing checks for $27,200. DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and music mogul David Geffen also contributed that same amount each.