Prop. 23

California Proposition Contribution Totals

Nov. 5, 2010 -'s research team has provided campaign finance totals for Prop. 19, Prop. 20, Prop. 21, Prop. 22, Prop. 23, Prop. 24, Prop. 25, Prop. 26. and Prop. 27 for contributions through Nov. 5, 2010. Click here to download a spreadsheet with breakdowns of contributions by committee, analysis provided by

$147 Million Spent on California's Nov. Ballot Measures

Nov 5, 2010 - On the nine state-wide measures on the Nov. 2, 2010 ballot, supporters and opponents spent a combined $147 million trying to sway public opinion. Topping the list is Charles T. Munger, Jr. and his wife, Charlotte A. Lowell, with the couple putting in over $12.6 million. Not far behind is the California Teachers Association with $11.5 million. In total, 40 individuals and organizations gave $1,000,000 or more.

Prop. 23 Fails

Nov. 3, 2010 - Prop. 23 failed to get the votes necessary for passage with supporters getting 38.7% of the vote (2,749,066) and opponents receiving 61.3% of the vote (4,341,365). More individuals voted against Prop. 23 than another position amongst the nine ballot measures.

The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing Contributes $5,000 in Support of Prop. 23

The Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing (NACS) contributed $5,000 to support Prop. 23 on Monday. The opposition to Prop. 23 received a handful of small contributions on Monday, bringing their total raised to almost $31.3 million. Supporters have raised a total of $10.7 million.

Farhad Ebrahimi, Kathryn Taylor Contribute to Oppose Prop. 23

Farhad Ebrahimi, founder of the Chorus Foundation and son of a successful high-tech entrepreneur, gave $100,000 in opposition to Prop. 23 on Friday. Kathryn Taylor of the TomKat Foundation, which she co-founded with husband Thomas Steyer, gave $50,000 on Friday to oppose Prop. 23. Total contributions in opposition to Prop. 23 have exceeded $31.2 million, while total contributions in support of Prop. 23 remain at $10.7 million.