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. 

To research campaign contributions for candidates, visit the Secretary of State's website at powersearch.sos.ca.gov.

# 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 be fully transparent, there are two contribution totals that include all activity and activity minus the primary formed committees marked with the # symbol.

Last Modified: October 07, 2021

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A contributor has moved up the list.
A contributor has moved down the list.
+ A contributor has made an additional contribution.
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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 $10,994,454
Recall Oppose Governor Gavin Newsom $31,834,189
Total from top contributors: $42,828,643

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: $2,255,093
Total; not including transfers: $1,300,000



Rescue California - Recall Gavin Newsom
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Prov. 3:9. LLC  CA - $500,000
2 Geoff Palmer CA + $200,000
3 California Republican Party CA + $187,218
4 The Lincoln Club of Orange County Issues PAC
CA + $180,000
5 HUCK PAC (Federal PAC) AR + $175,000
6 DGB Ranch CA - $150,000
7 STAN BOYETT & SON INC DBA BOYETT PETROLEUM CA NEW $150,000
8 CALIFORNIA REVIVAL PAC CA NEW $102,000
9 Chamath Palihapitiya CA - $100,000
10 Hofmann Land Development Company CA - $99,500
Total from top contributors: $1,843,718

 

 

Larry Elder Ballot Measure Committee Recall Newsom

No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Elder for Governor 2021 CA + $5,337,643
2 Geoff Palmer CA - $1,000,000
3 Saul Fox CA - $200,000
4 Joseph Wesley FL - $100,000
5 Caryn Borland CA +↑ $68,000
6 Salem Media Group CA +↑ $35,000
7 Edward Atsinger CA +↑ $33,000
8 Roland Hinz CA +↑ $32,000
9 Steeve Kay CA $30,000
10 Joe Sexton TX $30,000
11 Richard H. Stricklen CA NEW $30,000

Total from top contributors: $6,895,643

 

Opposing

Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Newsom
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 Democratic Action Against the Recall of Governor Newsom, Sponsored by Democratic Governors Association DC - $5,500,000
2 Reed Hastings CA - $3,000,000
3

California Democratic Party

Top Donors to Contributor

CA + $2,571,197
4

Dignity CA SEIU Local 2015

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $2,033,734
5

California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $1,800,000
6 California Correctional Peace Officers Association Truth in American Government Fund CA -

 

$1,750,000

7

California Real Estate Political Action Committee (CREPAC) - California Association of Realtors

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $1,500,000
8 California Building Industry Association Independent Expenditure CA - $1,100,000
9

SEIU COPE (Service Employees International Union Committee on Political Education) (Fed PAC ID #C00004036

CA - $1,014,162
10 George Soros NY - $1,000,000
11 State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Independent Expenditure PAC CA - $1,000,000
12 California Conference of Carpenters - Building Communities Fund CA - $1,000,000
13 Connie M. Ballmer WA - $1,000,000
14

Professional Engineers in California Government PECG-PAC 

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $1,000,000
15 George M. Marcus CA - $1,000,000
16 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO)  DC - $1,000,000
17 Service Employees International Union Local 1000 Issues PAC
CA - $1,000,000
18 California State Association of Electrical Workers Small Contributor Committee
CA - $1,000,000
Total from top contributors: $29,269,093

 

Essential Workers Opposing the Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom, Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1 United Food Workers Active Ballot Club (California)(FED PAC ID#C00002766) DC - $500,000
2

Dignity CA SEIU Local 2015

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $250,000
3 Southern California Pipe Trades District Council #16 PAC CA - $200,000
4 United Nurses Associations of California/ Union of Health Care Professionals PAC (UNAC PAC) CA - $100,000
5 Los Angeles County Building and Construction Trades Council - PAC CA - $100,000
6

D.R.I.V.E. - Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education (The PAC of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

Top Donors to Contributor

DC - $100,000
7 Service Employees International Union Local 99 Independent Expenditure PAC CA NEW $50,000
8 SEIU United Healthcare Workers West PAC CA $50,000
9 Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC State & Local CA $25,000
10 American Federal of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (MPO) DC $19,475
Total from top contributors: $1,394,475

 

 

Million Voter Project Action Fund Committee to Oppose Newsom Recall
No. Contributor State Status Total Contributions
1

Immigrant Power PAC (FEC PAC ID# C00750786), Sponsored by CHILRA Action Fund

Top Donors to Contributor

CA - $471,175
2 James Brooks CA - $100,000
3 Wayne Jordan CA - $100,000
4 Eva Grove CA - $100,000
5 Eric Schmidt CA - $95,000
6 Katrina Schaffer MO - $50,000
7 Lawrence Hess CA - $50,000
8 Elizabeth Simons CA - $40,000
9 Karen Grove CA - $40,000
10 Samuel Rawlings Walton AR NEW $37,500
11 Monica Rosenthal CA $35,000
12 Center for Empowered Politics and Affiliated Entities CA NEW $26,946
13 Sandor Straus CA $25,000
Total from top contributors: $1,170,621

 

Additional Resources

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