It's their party and they'll donate as much as they want to. Bipartisan support is not a necessity to these political creatures who gave at least 80 percent to just one political party. That's an impressive feat, considering ballot measures are nonpartisan and do not even count toward this calculation. That would be a party foul for these Party Animals.
|41||Professional Engineers in California Government, Sacramento, CA Labor union 1,448 donations: 1,354 to candidates, 25 to ballot measures and 69 to parties||$7,285,575|
|9||Lawrence K. Dodge, Monarch Beach, CA Business executive, banker 25 donations: 14 to candidates, 3 to ballot measures and 8 to parties||$6,834,399|
|12||Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, Sacramento, CA AKT Development 70 donations: 59 to candidates, 3 to ballot measures and 8 to parties||$4,421,316|
|16||T. Boone Pickens Jr., Dallas, TX Energy and oil 13 donations: 4 to candidates, 5 to ballot measures and 4 to parties||$3,735,800|
|22||Charles R. Schwab, Woodwide, CA Brokerage and banking 43 donations: 10 to candidates, 2 to ballot measures and 31 to parties||$2,956,550|
|24||George Joseph, Los Angeles, CA Insurance 14 donations: 1 to candidates, 4 to ballot measures and 9 to parties||$2,317,300|
|31||Dawn L. Arnall, Los Angeles, CA Ameriquest Mortgage Company 20 donations: 13 to candidates, 1 to ballot measures and 6 to parties||$1,945,533|
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
Credits: Interactive by Michael Corey, Coulter Jones and Chase Davis. Reporting by Coulter Jones. Badge design by Thomas Guffey. Additional reporting by Stanford University students enrolled in a Communications Department investigative reporting class under the direction of California Watch Editorial Director Mark Katches. The project began in January 2011. Students participating were: Devin Banerjee, Daniel Bohm, Kathleen Chaykowski, Tom Corrigan, Cassandra Feliciano, Jamie Hansen, Amy Harris, Josh Hicks, Ellen Huet, Julia James, Paul Jones, Ryan Mac, Valentina Nesci, Dean Schaffer, Elizabeth Titus and Kareem Yasin. Bohm, Hansen, Huet, Harris and Titus continued to work on the project as California Watch interns under the direction of Associate Editor Denise Zapata.