Brown had diverse list of donors for a fourth term
If Eli Broad disappointed Gov. Jerry Brown when his name appeared to be included on a sloppily redacted list of donors working at cross-purposes with the governor in California’s initiative wars last year, he may have begun to make it up to the governor last week.
The developer and philanthropist donated $54,400, the maximum allowed, to Brown’s re-election campaign. The donation was among more than $1 million in contributions Brown reported receiving last Thursday, when he attended a fundraiser hosted by movie industry executives in Los Angeles.
Other donors who gave the maximum to Brown included Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the former basketball standout, Flynt Management Group LLC, Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt’s company, and Norman Pattiz, who founded the radio network Westwood One.
Actors Kirk Douglas and Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black each donated $5,000, according to campaign finance filings.
Brown has not yet said if he will seek re-election next year, but he is widely expected to run. The third-term Democrat has raised about $14 million for the effort.
– David Siders