The State Worker
By Jon Ortiz
February 2, 2016 – 5:38 PM
At 11,459 pages, the political action committee finance statement filed by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Monday night is a hefty tome and quite possible a record-setter for the largest disclosure ever filed by a PAC.
More importantly, the $8.2 million the document reports that the association collected the last six months of 2015 indicates the union is ready to play in California’s election-year politics.
The committee, California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund, itemized nearly 28,000 identical contributions of $287.08 from its members from July through December. It was unusual, but complied with a law that requires PACs to divulge the names and other information of contributors who give more than $100 in a calendar year.
Number of CCPOA members’ donations listed on the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund’s latest campaign finance statement.
In years past, CCPOA has split members’ contributions among a half-dozen or more PACS, which kept contributions to each committee below the itemizing threshold and allowed each to submit contribution totals instead.
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