Jeff Smith 6:35 p.m., June 27
Sempra Energy gave out more than $1.2 million in California political cash through June
Gov. Jerry Brown is in the latest fight of his political life this fall with Molly Munger, the wealthy lawyer who is backing Proposition 38 against Brown's Prop 30 tax hike measure on November's ballot.
But the governor is apparently still looking forward to another term in Sacramento.
That's based on a filing with the California Secretary of State's office this morning by Brown's 2014 re-election committee, which reports it collected $25,000 from San Diego-based utility giant Sempra Energy on October 9. New York-based PepsiCo kicked in $10,000 the same day.
State records show that Sempra handed out a total of $1,226,284 in political money to California politicos from the 2011 start of the just concluded legislative session through June of this year, including $371,000 to the California Democratic party, as well as $120,000 to the state's Republican party.
(Democrats control the legislature by a handy margin.)
Sempra is not the only well-heeled San Diego political funder to back Brown, of course.
As we've previously reported, Democratic Qualcomm billionaire Irwin Jacobs gave $5,000 to Brown’s Prop 30 in February.
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