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9/9/2004
Jerry Flanagan
You might remember Lee Majors as the $6 million man, but Governor Schwarzenegger brought in six figures of his own at a fundraiser in Bakersfield last night, reportedly bringing in more than $600K for the California Republican Party. The bionic man had supersonic hearing, but Arnold has a supersonic sniffer when it comes to campaign cash. Last...
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8/31/2004
Doug Heller
Arnold, with a premier speaking spot at the GOP convention, will list a string of life achievements in his American Dream speech tonight. However, he will likely ignore one of his most recent accomplishments --becoming California's pre-eminent special interest fundraiser. According to public filings, the Gov has raised $29.97 million since he...
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5/21/2004
Jamie Court & Doug Heller
Arnold Schwarzengger rode into office looking like Paul Revere - sounding the alarm about special interests invading Sacramento. Now details emerging about upcoming GOP fundraisers featuring Schwarzenegger show that he's really just riding a Polo pony. Arnold, man of the people, will spend a Thursday during budget season taking in the Sport of...
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3/6/2004
Carmen Balber
After victory at the polls on Tuesday, Governor Schwarzenegger promised California action and got straight to it. This weekend, the governor will preside over the Arnold Classic, a Columbus, Ohio body-building extravaganza. Though his competitive weight-lifting days are over, California's Collectinator is likely to come out ahead in the new event...
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2/24/2004
David Fink & Doug Heller
On Meet the Press yesterday, Arnold advised President Bush about giving and getting in politics: "You know, what you would do for them, they will do back for you." For Arnold's 100th day as Governor, Arnold Watch has assembled the following index of what is being given and gotten in California politics: Amount of total campaign...
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2/21/2004
Jamie Court
As the 100th day of the Arnold Administration approaches next Tuesday, campaign finance reports show the Governor who said he didn't need anyone else's money will have raised more than $100,000 per day for every day he has been in office -- ten million dollars total. On Day 100, Arnold won't be in California but high above Central Park in the...
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2/9/2004
Doug Heller & Carmen Balber
Is Arnold using a complex set of campaign committees and money transfers to skirt California law and hide funding of the Yes on Propositions 57 & 58 campaign from the public? In 1996, California voters went the the ballot box to require initiative sponsors to reveal who is really behind measures on the ballot every election. The law requires...
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2/6/2004
Jamie Court
February 6, 2004 Re: Why You Must Cancel Your New York Fundraiser Dear Governor Schwarzenegger: The $500,000 question is why would New Yorkers pay one half million dollars per person to influence a California ballot initiative at your fundraiser later this month in the home of Robert Wood Johnson IV? Just one answer to that question requires you...
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2/3/2004
Doug Heller & Jamie Court
"As Governor I will propose legislation to punish willful and knowing violations of the campaign finance laws as a felony [such as] intentional and knowing money laundering to hide the true source of a contribution," Arnold pledged to voters. The Gov's various campaign reports filed yesterday are rife with accounting deceptions geared...
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1/26/2004
Jamie Court
It turns out California's knight in shining armor was riding a stolen horse. A Sacramento Court ruled late this afternoon that Arnold violated campaign finance laws in the days just before the election by arranging a personally-guaranteed loan to his campaign of more than $4 million that ignored a voter-approved $100,000 limit on personal loans....