Schwarzenegger Sells Access
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is selling seats to a pair of fundraisers at his Brentwood home for donors willing to cough up six-figure checks, the ...
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is selling seats to a pair of fundraisers at his Brentwood home for donors willing to cough up six-figure checks, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Schwarzenegger wants the money for his political fund, to help promote measures on the May 19 ballot needed to ratify the state's patchwork budget deal. Schwarzenegger has already transferred over $600,000 from his fund to the campaign -- a pittance compared to the $7 million he spent last year on a successful redistricting measure.
But these fundraisers won't influence the governor's stance on these or any other issues, a spokeswoman reassuringly says:
"The governor is absolutely not influenced by a contribution and totally driven on a policy front by what he believes is best for California," Soderlund said. "If you look at this governor's record, he's shown time and time again he's his own thinker."
The all-but-broke California Republican Party has decided, meanwhile, to oppose all six measures, even one they like, so as "not to confuse voters."
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