Tobacco firms chip in another $15 million against Prop 29

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May 7, 2012

Two tobacco giants chipped in another $15 million against a tobacco tax initiative

on Friday, bringing their running tally to $38 million in the Proposition 29 campaign, state records show.

The new donations by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Philip Morris USA and their affiliates came as the No on 29

campaign  launched a new television attack ad featuring an unnamed researcher in a lab.


Of note, the latest campaign finance report showed nearly $700,000 in non-monetary contributions from

 the cash-strapped California Republican Party. A spokesperson for the party was not immediately available.

Altria Group, the parent of Philip Morris USA, gave the state GOP $205,000 between September and January.
by Kevin Yamamura


Posted in 2012, Endorsements.