California Ballot Initiatives Draw Record Amount In Donations
Donors have given $458 million to the various measures, including $108 million from pharmaceutical companies trying to defeat Prop. 61.
The Associated Press:
Donors Pour Record $458 Million Into California Initiatives
Political donors have spent a record $458 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on state ballots in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show. (10/20)
In other 2016 election news —
Los Angeles Times:
Tobacco Companies Claim Proponents Of Cigarette Tax Will 'Use The New Revenue To Enrich Their Top Executives'
Tobacco companies have unveiled a new claim in their campaign against the $2-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes on the November ballot. In a television advertisement that debuted over the weekend, the No on Proposition 56 campaign contends that the doctors and health insurance groups financing the initiative wrote it to avoid external oversight over the money going to low-income patient care. (Dillon, 10/20)