California Prop. 23 - Campaign Contributions - Nov. 2010

Updated as of Nov. 4, 2010 4 p.m.

This ballot measure (FAILED)    Background

Prop. 23 suspends air pollution control laws requiring major polluters to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming until unemployment drops below specified level for full year. Fiscal Impact: Likely modest net increase in overall economic activity in the state from suspension of greenhouse gases regulatory activity, resulting in a potentially significant net increase in state and local revenues. (Source: Official Voter Information Guide)

In Support of Prop. 23

Contributions $10,659,560
Votes 2,822,546 (38.9%)

In Opposition to Prop. 23

Contributions $31,307,744
Votes 4,426,733 (61.1%)

Top Contributors

In Support of Prop. 23

Valero Services, Inc. $5,075,315
Tesoro Companies $2,040,637
Flint Hills Resources $1,000,000
Marathon Petroleum Company LLC $500,000
Adam Smith Foundation $498,000
Occidental Petroleum Corp. $300,000
Tower Energy Group $200,000
CVR Energy Inc. $150,000
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assoc. $102,568
National Petrochemical & Refiners Assoc. $100,000
World Oil Corp. $100,000 

In Opposition to Prop. 23

Thomas Steyer & Kathryn Taylor $5,099,000    
National Wildlife Federation $3,000,000    
L. John & Ann Doerr $2,100,000    
The League of Conservation Voters $1,250,000    
Vinod Khosla $1,037,267    
Gordon Moore $1,000,000
James Cameron $1,000,000
Robert J. Fisher $1,000,000
ClimateWorks Foundation $900,000
Sierra Club $855,890    
The Nature Conservancy $800,000   
Bill Gates $700,000    
Claire Perry $500,000    
Green Tech Action Fund $500,000    
John P. Morgridge $500,000    
Julian H. Robertson Jr. $500,000    
Pacific Gas & Electric $500,000    
Wendy Schmidt $500,000    

Contributions by State

In Support of Prop. 23

Texas $5,267,315   
California $3,104,050  
Kansas $1,001,000   
Ohio $530,000   
Missouri $498,000   
Washington, D.C. $104,000   
Colorado $60,000   
Oregon $50,000   
Virginia $15,000   
Louisiana $9,995   
Washington $5,000   
Mississippi $5,000   
Utah $5,000   
New York $3,000   
Montana $1,000   
New Mexico $1,000   
New Jersey $200   

In Opposition to Prop. 23

California $22,012,271   
Virginia $3,056,040   
New York $1,970,616    
Washington, D.C. $1,629,369    
Washington $804,614   
Massachusetts $632,031   
Connecticut $448,500   
Minnesota $200,000   
Arizona $130,940   
Oregon $101,258   
Florida $55,619   
Unknown $52,500   
Maryland $52,450   
Outside the U.S. $50,000   
Michigan $30,100   
Texas $28,245   
Colorado $18,670   
Illinois $10,850   
Pennsylvania $7,590   
Wisconsin $5,000   
New Jersey $3,320   
Vermont $2,740   
Nevada $2,620   
New Mexico $340   
Maine $300   
Tennessee $300   
Iowa $200   
Kentucky $200   
New Hampshire $200   
Armed Forces $120   
Indiana $120   
Puerto Rico $120   
Delaware $100   
Georgia $100   
Kansas $100   
North Carolina $100   
Rhode Island $100   

Contributions by State in Support of Prop. 23


Contributions by State in Opposition to Prop. 23


• Contribution figures, geographic location and support and opposition are based on information disclosed by the individual campaign committees and published by the California Secretary of State. Campaign committees can declare positions on multiple ballot measures, in these cases MAPLight.org has included the total figures from these committees on each relevant proposition page. Industry and interest designation based on analysis conducted by MAPLight.org.

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