Published: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

A group seeking to ask California voters to repeal the death penalty has netted nearly $1.2 million in recent weeks to aid its drive to qualify for the 2012 ballot.

The contributions, made to a committee created to fund the proposed ballot measure, were reported this week in campaign finance filings posted on the secretary of state’s website.

Among the major donors listed in the report:

• Several California branches of the American Civil Liberties Union, $41,770.

• Google executive Robert Alan Eustace, $125,000.

• Hyatt Development Corp. CEO Nicholas Pritzker, $500,000.

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