Brown’s Gubernatorial Bid Raking in More From Health Industry Groups
Health care industry groups have contributed significantly more money to the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) than to the campaign of former e-Bay CEO Meg Whitman (R), Payers & Providers reports.
According to campaign finance reports submitted to the California Secretary of State's office on Tuesday, Brown has raised $744,100 among health care industry donors who have contributed at least $5,000.
In comparison, Whitman has raised $320,400 from the health care industry.
Health care groups that have contributed to Brown's campaign include:
- Service Employees International Union's health care chapters;
- The California Hospital Association's political action committee;
- The California Medical Association; and
- The California Nurses Association.
In addition to donating to Brown's campaign, CNA has spent nearly $287,000 to campaign against Whitman.
Health care groups that have donated to Whitman's campaign include:
- Anthem Blue Cross, which has contributed $25,000;
- Kali Chaudhuri -- founder of the collapsed medical group network KPC Medical Management -- who has contributed $25,000; and
- Angela Braly -- CEO of Anthem's parent company WellPoint -- who has contributed $1,000.
Contributors to Both
Some health industry players that have donated to Whitman's campaign have given a larger funding share to Brown's campaign. Such donors include:
- Molina Healthcare, which has contributed $5,000 to Whitman's campaign and $25,900 to Brown's; and
- CAHF, which has given about $5,000 to Whitman's campaign and about $10,000 to Brown's.