See the big money behind every California ballot proposition

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 - 3:04 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Campaigns backing state ballot propositions have cumulatively raised more than $250 million in contributions - roughly $17 for every California resident likely to vote in a couple of weeks, according to data from the California Secretary of State.

Raising the most contributions are Jerry Brown's tax initiative; a competing tax initiative by wealthy lawyer Molly Munger; an initiative that would curb union and corporate political spending; and an initiative requiring labeling of genetically-modified foods.

In several cases, the vast bulk of financing for a ballot initiative comes from a single, wealthy individual.

This chart, using data from election funding tracker MapLight shows the largest single donor for and against each proposition. Follow the links to learn more about particular propositions or donors.

Source: MapLight; California Secretary of State

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