Calif. tribes have spent $5M on recall race
Thursday, September 18, 2003

California tribes have spent more than $5 million on the state's recall race, the most of any one group.

Most of the money has gone to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (D), a long-time tribal supporter. But some tribes are also donating to state Sen. Tom McClintock (R).

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will be running television ads in support of McClintock. The tribe has donated to Bustamante and to Davis.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians have formed an independent political committee called 1st Americans for a Better California. The Pechanga Tribe donated $2 million to the committee.

Get the Story:
Tribes spreading money beyond Bustamante to GOP opponent (AP 9/17)
Tribe readies recall TV ads (The Sacramento Bee 9/18)

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