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Governor's Anti-Gaming Group Raises Zero Dollars

3 August 2004

LOS ANGELES -- As reported by the Associated Press: "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not received any contributions to his campaign to defeat two gambling initiatives on the November ballot, according to a fund-raising report released Monday.

"The report to the Secretary of State's office for the reporting period between January and June showed that the committee to defeat Propositions 68 and 70 had spent $129,954.02 and had no more cash on hand. The committee has taken in only $150,000, all of which was transferred from Schwarzenegger's California Recovery Team, a committee to support the governor's initiatives.

"Marty Wilson, the governor's chief political fund-raiser, said Schwarzenegger, busy working on the state budget, hasn't had time to raise money to defeat the propositions.

"...The lack of contributions puts the governor at a major financial disadvantage in his efforts to defeat Proposition 68 and Proposition 70..."

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