A California journalist ponders why millions of dollars are
being spent in the state's general election since the state's
election will be quite uneventful.
As California gets ready for the November 6 election, the
state's influence on the presidential race will be very small, but
millions of dollars are still being poured into the state's
election. Dan Walters of The Sacramento Bee says there are
some factors that point to why millions are being spent this year
on political campaigns in The Golden State.
"California is a backwater in this year's presidential race --
nothing's happening in this state," the columnist tells OneNewsNow.
"The U.S. Senate race is a joke. Everybody knows Dianne Feinstein
is going to win. But that hasn't stopped people from spending tens
of millions of dollars, maybe even hundreds of millions of dollars,
on political campaigns in California this year.
"One reason is that the state has new congressional legislative
districts, so there's some fierce races on those levels going on
all over the state."
Walters asserts that big money is going toward the state's
An Arizona-based group recently donated $11 million to fight
Governor Jerry Brown's tax initiative and to support a proposition
opposing contributions to candidates using payroll deductions.