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July 31, 2012
The November tax initiative backed by civil rights lawyer Molly Munger spent $8.2 million in the first half of the year, including more than $2 million on early television advertising, the campaign reported today.
Munger, whose initiative rivals one proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, contributed $7.8 million to the campaign through June. The measure was left with just $130,235 in cash on hand, though Munger’s self-funding of the effort has made replenishment relatively easy.
“This is just a snapshot in time,” spokesman Joe Arellano said. “We intend to build a competitive campaign that gives us the best chance of winning in November, and we expect to have the resources we need to do that.”
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