If you build it, donors to come?
|Carmen Balber at ArnoldWatch has sent a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger today calling on him to stop fundraising from any construction and development industry interests following an LA Times report this morning that the governor intended to raise $120 million for his reelection.|
As you begin this record-breaking fundraising effort, you will also be stumping for $222 billion in infrastructure spending. Each of the proposed bond-financed projects promises millions in contracts to the construction and development industry. This is an industry that has already contributed $12 million to your campaigns.
An inherent conflict arises when donors give money in hopes of winning business with the state. State contractors should not be allowed to buy their way into the administration's favor. We call upon you to refuse donations from companies that stand to benefit from the proposed infrastructure bonds.