Speaking of Cash...

October 14, 2008 · Posted By John Myers · Filed Under Elections 

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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