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Davis' nonstop cash machine
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 05/19/2002 | Lance Williams & Carla Marinucci

Posted on 05/19/2002 5:22:59 AM PDT by Pokey78

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:40:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Gov. Gray Davis is a moneymaking dynamo -- pulling in campaign donations at a rate of $1,800 an hour, 24 hours a day for the past five years, a Chronicle computer analysis shows.

A multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, threats of statewide energy blackouts, the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorism -- no crisis was so severe that Davis stopped the fund-raising efforts that have brought him an average $44,100 a day to keep his office.


(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calgov2002

1 posted on 05/19/2002 5:22:59 AM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
By their fruits you shall know them. The love of money is the root of all evil.
3 posted on 05/19/2002 5:48:26 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Pokey78
Lazio was truly the only "man (person) of the people".

Lazio received far MORE individual donations (most of them small donations) from the citizens of America than any other non-presidential candidate in our history.

4 posted on 05/19/2002 5:57:53 AM PDT by Tuco-bad
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To: *CalGov2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach
 
5 posted on 05/19/2002 7:16:09 AM PDT by heleny
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To: Pokey78
--"fund raising" equals "extortion" and should be called such. "Donate to me or the executive and legislative branches of government will be arrayed against you, or conversely, for you--"
6 posted on 05/19/2002 8:34:05 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: Pokey78
Behind the scenes at The California State Capitol...

...Governor Davis considers the merits of pending legislation.


7 posted on 05/19/2002 9:36:56 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: Gophack; TheAngryClam; BibChr; Brian Allen ; CalGov2002; Brad's Gramma; Dan from Michigan...
WADS O'CASH PING
8 posted on 05/19/2002 9:40:05 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan
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To: ElkGroveDan
I spit upon labor unions
9 posted on 05/19/2002 9:43:11 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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10 posted on 05/19/2002 9:44:45 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Pokey78
Good catch!

Knowing this, should help someone trying to answer the question, "What was the payback?".

That is a lot of money given for just good will!

11 posted on 05/19/2002 10:12:53 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Pokey78
The stench of Davis is gagging even the liberal SF Chomical.
12 posted on 05/19/2002 10:25:20 AM PDT by tubebender
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13 posted on 05/19/2002 10:25:24 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: tubebender
"The stench of Davis is gagging even the liberal SF Chomical."

Naw. They just ran this article so that they can claim that Davis is "really" just a corporate shill and not a true Leftist.

Notice how they claim that his politics are "middle of the road" even though Davis is 100% pro-choice...

14 posted on 05/19/2002 1:09:34 PM PDT by Southack
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To: Pokey78; LIZ; D14TRUTH; shermy
Thanks for a great find.

These are the donations that are so called "legit".

Wouldn't you like to see the transparent donations to Herr Davis?

15 posted on 05/19/2002 1:42:06 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Pokey78
Interesting that Perenchio gave so much to Davis, considering the Coastal Commission's recent definition of virtually all Malibu as "environmentally sensitive habitat". The upshot is that virtually all development in Malibu is theoretically prohibited. Perenchio wants to build a massive development in the civic center that I believe most citizens oppose. Davis appoints the Coastal Commissioners.

I went to a community meeting of Malibu residents that protested the Coastal Commission's actions. Needless to say, A Jerrold Perenchio did not attend. The people who showed up feeling powerless were extremely lucky middle class people who had lived in Malibu for years, since when you could buy on Cliffside Drive for $70,000. I doubt most of them thought of themselves as rich, even though they are. (A house on Cliffside Drive now goes for a cut rate $2,500,000 or more; not half bad, really).

That aside, the Coastal Commission is an exceptionally cruel government agency. So much so that the citizens of Malibu may well wind up voting against Davis even though most of them are normally democrats.

D

16 posted on 05/19/2002 1:50:25 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: Pokey78
Amazing how dimbulb can amass contributions, but is close to bankrupting the state he governs.
17 posted on 05/19/2002 2:46:43 PM PDT by Angelique
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To: Grampa Dave
Good to see your ping, gramps. FR was not the same without you.
18 posted on 05/19/2002 3:00:04 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Thanks for your kind words. Good to be back for a few hours.

If I don't go fishing on Tuesday, I will be back in full force.

MAKE THE USA/WORLD SAFER FOR al QAEDA TERRORISTS!

ELECT MORE DEMONICRATS TO CONGRESS IN 2002!

19 posted on 05/19/2002 3:20:08 PM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: Pokey78
BUNCH of CROOKS

The 'DOOFUS' current terminology for some of his campaign contributors. When someone accepts property from 'crooks', what does that make them?
20 posted on 05/19/2002 3:55:38 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: Pokey78;Carry_Okie
Fascinating.

Not one "environmental organization" on those lists?

21 posted on 05/19/2002 4:14:32 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: daviddennis
...the citizens of Malibu may well wind up voting against Davis

Even Barbra Streisand? Ya' think?

22 posted on 05/19/2002 4:18:07 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Isn't that Eschoir with the dollar bill in his hand?
23 posted on 05/19/2002 4:20:49 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: Pokey78
If the San Francisco Chronicle is writing unflattering stories about this yaboo, he's toast.
24 posted on 05/19/2002 4:23:57 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Angelique
Amazing how dimbulb can amass contributions

My thoughts exactly. People are actually paying this man? For what? Simply amazing. What do they expect in return?

The IBEW? Geez' Davis is killing those guys. Seen any transmission lines or power plants built lately? Talk about a disconnect between the union membership and the fat-cats at the top...

25 posted on 05/19/2002 4:25:21 PM PDT by snopercod
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The IBEW? Geez' Davis is killing those guys. Seen any transmission lines or power plants built lately? Talk about a disconnect between the union membership and the fat-cats at the top...

In reviewing the list, it does not make sense as far as the overt actions by Davis in power. Dimlights is certainly not charismatic. What is the attraction?

Snopercod, I think you have hit on the REAL scandal. These people are paying him for something, and what is it? It could be as innocuous as having the dems in power, but I seriously doubt it.

26 posted on 05/19/2002 6:27:25 PM PDT by Angelique
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To: Angelique
Why are they paying Davis is certainly the question.
27 posted on 05/19/2002 6:41:33 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Liz
Please read post 25 and 26. I think there are major RAT droppings under dimbulb's desk.
28 posted on 05/19/2002 7:03:49 PM PDT by Angelique
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To: Pokey78
$13.3 million came from unions when you add it all up. Well ... public employees got a raise, prison guards got a raise, the plumbers union got to keep prices artifically high by keeping PVC pipes out of California, and California teachers are now the 5th highest paid in the country. (Of course, test scores are still low, but everyone knows if we just gave them more money they would increase).

Hmmmmmm ... methinks there is a pattern.

29 posted on 05/19/2002 8:32:05 PM PDT by Gophack
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To: snopercod
Barbra probably won't join them. She has a long-standing development beef with the City of Malibu and its less upscale citizens, all of who hate her plans for a huge house. I believe those plans were eventually approved by both the Coastal Commission and the City of Malibu, which just goes to show what fame and influence will get you.

So no, she doesn't care about the Coastal Commission because she has the influence to prevent it from bothering her.

Same with Perenchio, who is best known among us as not only a Davis supporter, but a Proposition 209 opponent. It happens that the largest basis for his fortune is Spanish language TV programming, and that's obviously threatened by Proposition 209.

But they have little connection to Malibu's middle class, those who have a net worth of under a million or two instead of hundreds of millions of dollars. Those are the people who went to the meeting I attended, the same folks the Coastal Commission wants to exclude from Malibu if at all possible.

Those nice folks are likely to think twice before voting for Davis.

D

30 posted on 05/19/2002 10:55:54 PM PDT by daviddennis
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To: snopercod
Not one "environmental organization" on those lists?

No, just a few groups with "environmental interests": #'s 2, 4, 5, 6, 12, & 16!

There's GOLD in them thar bills!

31 posted on 05/19/2002 11:49:47 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
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To: Carry_Okie
Speaking of gold mines, I guess that the greenies would lose their tax-exempt status if they donated to Davis directly.
32 posted on 05/20/2002 2:34:45 AM PDT by snopercod
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To: Angelique
........there are major RAT droppings under dimbulb's desk.........

.......besides interns?........

33 posted on 05/20/2002 4:42:20 AM PDT by Liz
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