Recall Election

Below are lists of the top 10 contributors to committees that have raised at least $1,000,000 and are primarily formed to support or oppose a recall election. 

# A contributor whose name is marked with the # symbol is a transfer of funds between two or more primarily formed committees for or against the same statewide ballot measure, in order to prevent counting the funds more than once, this contribution is not included in the total.

Last Modified: June 16, 2021

Status Key

Key Description
NEW A new person/entity has qualified as a top 10 contributor.
A contributor has moved up the list.
A contributor has moved down the list.
+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
- No change has occurred with this contributor.

The following are the total amount donated by top contributors to each state ballot measure that has qualified for the election. These lists reflect contributions as reported by Primarily Formed Committees.

Measure # Sup/Op Circulating Title Top Aggregated
Contributions
Recall Support Governor Gavin Newsom $2,803,866
Recall Oppose Governor Gavin Newsom $9,563,925
Total from top contributors: $12,367,791

 

Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom

Supporting

California Patriot Coalition - Recall Governor Gavin Newsom
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Rescue California - Recall Gavin Newsom# CA + $955,093
2 Prov. 3:9. LLC  CA - $500,000
3 DGB Ranch CA + $200,000
4 Geoff Palmer CA - $150,000
5 Chamath Palihapitiya CA - $100,000
6 HUCK PAC AR - $75,000
7 David Sacks CA - $65,000
8 California Revival PAC CA -
$60,000
9 John C. Booth CA - $50,000
10 Hofmann Land Development Company CA - $50,000
11 John H. Cox CA -
$50,000
Total from top contributors: $1,300,000



Rescue California - Recall Gavin Newsom
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Prov. 3:9. LLC  CA - $500,000
2 California Republican Party CA NEW $185,366
3 Geoff Palmer CA - $150,000
4 DGB Ranch CA - $150,000
5 The Lincoln Club of Orange County Issues PAC CA - $104,000
6 HUCK PAC (Federal PAC) AR NEW $100,000
7 Chamath Palihapitiya CA - $100,000
8 Hofmann Land Development Company CA - $99,500
9 David Sacks CA NEW $65,000
10 John Booth CA - $50,000
Total from top contributors: $1,503,866

 

Opposing

Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Reed Hastings CA - $3,000,000
2 California Real Estate Political Action Committee (CREPAC) - California Association of Realtors CA - $1,500,000
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California Democratic Party

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $1,313,925.
4 California State Association of Electrical Workers Small Contributor Committee CA NEW $500,000
5 Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria DC $500,000
6 Democratic Action Against the Recall of Governor Newsom, Sponsored by Democratic Governors Association CA $500,000
7 United Nurses Association of California/Union of Health Care Professionals PAC (UNACPAC) Small Contributor Committee  CA $400,000
8 Northern California District Council of Laborers PAC Small Contributor Committee CA $300,000
9 Southern California District Council of Laborers PAC Small Contributor Committee CA $300,000
10 Professional Engineers in California Government PECG-PAC SCC CA  $250,000
11 Laurene Powell Jobs CA $200,000
12 California State Council of Laborers PAC Small Contributor Committee CA $200,000
13 Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition PAC Small Contributor Committee CA $200,000
14 Ronald C. Conway CA $200,000
15 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA $200,000
Total from top contributors: $9,563,925

 

Additional Resources

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