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CA Prop. 29 (Cigarette Tax) Raises More Money Than All Super PACs But Pro-Romney’s “Restore Our Future”

Pamela Behrsin | May 17, 2012

CA Prop. 29 (Cigarette Tax) Raises More Money Than All Super PACs But Pro-Romney's "Restore Our Future"

A MapLight analysis of campaign contribution data from the California Secretary of State shows that contributions to committees opposing California's Proposition 29 (Cigarette Tax) have raised nearly $40 million in contributions, more than any independent expenditure committee at the federal level except the Pro-Romney "Restore Our Future" Super PAC. To put things into perspective, a MapLight analysis of the most recent data available from the Federal Election Committee shows that Romney's "Restore Our Future" has raised $52 million, "American Crossroads" has raised $28 million, and Obama's "Priorities USA Action" has raised $9 million. To view a spreadsheet of itemized contributions to Super PACs that have raised over $5 million please click here.

To view a spreadsheet of itemized contributions for Prop. 29 please click here or click on the "download all contributions" link from the Prop. 29 Funding page.

Below is a Top Ten List of contributors for and against Proposition 29 from MapLight's Voter Guide. The Voter Guide provides journalists and voters with a simple snapshot view of each proposition's Funding Data, Summary Information–what a 'YES' or a 'NO' vote would mean, the projected financial impact of the proposition, campaign arguments by proponents and opponents–as well as Endorsements, News, Editorials, and Advertisements.

TOP TEN CONTRIBUTORS FOR & AGAINST PROP. 29:

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For information on Proposition 28 (Term Limits) please click here.

If you cite campaign finance data from the MapLight Voter Guide please credit MapLight: A MapLight analysis of campaign contribution data from the Secretary of State - Cal-Access.

The MapLight Voter Guide is available in English (maplight.org/voter) and Spanish (es.maplight.org/votante).

MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics.

The nonpartisan MapLight Voter Guide was made possible in part by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

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