Davis- Non-Stop Cash Machine Dictates State Policy

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In a state where the median income is sh47,000 a year, Governor Gray Davis is averaging sh44,000 a day in political campaign contributions. His sh50 million war chest, the biggest in California political history, is roughly twice the amount that he and the Legislature are trying to cut out of next year's state budget. While Davis is on track become the biggest non-presidential campaign spender in American history, big Republican donors are beginning to pony up for the previously unknown underdog, Bill Simon. We talk about record political spending in a year of state government cutbacks and service reductions with Shawn Steel, the Governor's senior political advisor, and Garry South, chairman of the California Republican Party.
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Frances Anderton