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California Ballot Measure Funding Tops $372 Million

November 5, 2012—The campaigns for and against the 11 measures on Tuesday’s California ballot have raised a combined $372 million.

  • The top 20 funders gave 69% of all ballot measure funding.
  • The top 10 funders gave 58% of all funding.
  • The top four individuals gave 34% of the funds, or $128 million.
  • Forty-seven funders giving $1 million or more made up 80% of all funds raised.
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Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
National Education Association$1,442,44012
California School Employees Association$777,20111
California Faculty Association$513,1782

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Anthony J. Portantino[D-CA]41
Tony Mendoza[D-CA]35
Kevin de Leon[D-CA]29
AssemblymembersParty/DistrictRelated bills sponsored
Rocky J. Chavez[R-CA]17
Anna Caballero[D-CA]14
Jose Medina[D-CA]13
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data through the present starting January 1, 2009 for contributions and in the 2009 legislative session for bill positions. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.