Speaking of Cash...

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There's certainly no lack of money available when it comes to those who hope to woo voters to their side on November 4.

Daily campaign finance filings show a few interesting contributions and donors that have popped up over the past 24 hours:

* The California Teachers Association opened up its checkbook in two large donations -- a $1 million dollar contribution to the opponents of Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage; and a $300,000 contribution to the campaign fighting against both Proposition 6 (police funding/gang penalties) and Proposition 9 (victims' rights).

* Also adding a big donation to the No on Props 6 & 9 effort: the California affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which donated $250,000.

* The campaign to create an independent redistricting commission, via Proposition 11, reports $100,000 from T. Gary Rogers. Rogers is the chairman of the board of Levi Strauss & Co. and the former chairman and CEO of Dreyer's Ice Cream. Interestingly, while the Levi's website still says Rogers is the man in charge, the campaign contribution form lists him as "retired."

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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