PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
December 30, 2011 | 1:13 pm

In just a couple of weeks, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign to convince voters to raise taxes has raked in $1.2 million from deep-pocketed donors.

The first contributions to the campaign on Dec. 14 were a pair of $25,000 donations from Californians To Protect Chiropractic Patient Rights and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. They were followed by larger contributions by other major players in state politics, including $100,000 from the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, $500,000 from a hospital industry PAC and $250,000 from a PAC for building trade unions.

There is no limit on the size of donations to ballot initiative campaigns. It requires about $4 million to gather enough signatures to place one on the ballot.

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