A TALE OF TWO CAMPAIGNS: As all good Instapundit readers know by now, Proposition 16 has been soundly rejected by California voters. This happened despite its supporters having spent $27 million to the NO side’s $1.72 million.
I thought you might be interested in a list the top donors to the YES campaign. They were:
Quinn Delaney ($7,900,000)
ACLU, Inc. ($2,450,538.70)
Open Society Policy Center ($2,000,000)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. ($1,500,000)
ACLU of Northern California Issues Committee ($1,253,599.14)
Patricia Quillin ($1,000,000)
California Teachers Association/Issue PAC ($574,229.70)
Neighbors for a Better San Francisco ($536,000)
Anne E. Delaney ($500,000)
Blue Shield of California ($500,000)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO) ($500,000)
Connie E. Ballmer ($500,000)
Steven A. Ballmer ($500,000)
Our Voice, Our Vote-Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Ballot Measure Committee Yes on Prop 16 ($389,365.50)
SF Workforce Housing Alliance PAC 2020, Sponsored by Neighbors for a Better San Francisco ($300,000)
California Nurses Association Initiative Political Action Committee ($300,000) California Democratic Party ($290,346.50)
Pacific Gas & Electric ($250,000)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299 ($235,540.00)
Cabrera Capital Market, LLC (Martin Cabrera, Jr.) ($200,000)
SEIU Local 1021 ($200,000)
Facebook, Inc. ($200,000)
Gwendolyn Marion Mathilde Sontheim ($200,000)
The San Francisco Foundation ($200,000)
Genentech USA ($200,000).
The No campaign did not receive a single donation that large. Its largest donation came from Students for Fair Admissions for $50,000. The second largest donation was from … uh … me. We won anyway, because Californians aren’t buying identity politics.
A list of the 34 largest donors to NO side (contributing $5000 or more) is available here. If you donated (as many Instapundit readers did), thank you!