Prop. 23

Prop. 23 Opposer John Doerr Contributes $400,000 to Oppose Prop. 26 As Well

Oct. 29, 2010 - John Doerr, a venture capitalist who is one of the main contributors opposing Prop. 23 (he and his wife have given $2.1 million), contributed $400,000 on Wednesday to oppose Prop. 26. The Prop. 26 opposition has raised a total of over $6.5 million. Contributions to support Prop. 26, aided by another $350,000 from the California Chamber of Commerce, have now exceeded $17.7 million.

Sierra Club, Democratic State Central Committee of California Continue to Oppose Prop. 23

Oct. 29, 2010 - The Sierra Club contributed an additional $20,000 to oppose Prop. 23 yesterday, bringing their total contributions to $855,890. The Democratic State Central Committee of California also contributed close to $80,000 in opposition on Wednesday, for a total of $91,110 contributed. Total contributions in support of Prop. 23 are at $10.7 million, and total contributions in opposition are now at $30.9 million.


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Alternative Energy Companies Clean Energy, KiOR, Inc. Fund Prop. 23 Opposition

Oct. 28, 2010 - Contributions opposing Prop. 23 have reached $30.8 million, aided by several contributions from alternative energy companies in the last couple of days. Clean Energy, a natural gas fuel provider, and KiOR, Inc., a biofuels company that produces a renewable crude oil substitute, each contributed $20,000 to oppose Prop. 23. Contributions to supporters of Prop. 23 remain at $10.7 million.

Davenport Newberry Holdings, Teamsters' DRIVE Committee Contribute $20,000 Each to Oppose Prop. 23

Oct. 27, 2010 - Contributions opposing Prop. 23 continue to increase, including $20,000 each yesterday from the Teamsters' DRIVE committee and Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC, the operator of the Newberry Geothermal Project in Oregon.

John Pritzker Piles on $100,000 Against Prop. 23

Oct. 26, 2010 - John Pritzker, President of Geolo Capital and son of Hyatt Hotels co-founder Jay Pritzker, contributed $100,000 to oppose Prop. 23 yesterday. Total contributions in opposition have reached $30.7 million while contributions in support are stationary at $10.7 million.

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