From left are Gap Chairman Bob Fisher, investor Charles Schwab and philanthropist Eli Broad. A state investigation found that the three were among donors who gave to groups that in turn gave to the campaigns against California’s Proposition 30 and Proposition 32. (Times Wire Services)
By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
November 3, 2013, 9:51 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.
The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November’s election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn’t spend it in the final two months of the campaign without jeopardizing the anonymity he had promised his rich donors.
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