Calif. Campaign Watchdog Opens Probe Into $11M Contribution

Law360, San Diego (November 15, 2012, 11:16 PM EST) -- California’s campaign finance watchdog said Thursday it had launched an investigation to determine the individual donors behind an Arizona nonprofit’s $11 million contribution to a political action committee that attempted to defeat Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-hike measure in the general election.

Ann Ravel, chair of the Fair Political Practices Commission, told Law360 that the agency is looking to track down the origin of the Oct. 15 donation to the Small Business Action Committee PAC from 501(c)(4) nonprofit Americans for Responsible Leadership, which revealed earlier this month...
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