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ArnoldWatch Web Log: - Dec 07, 2009 - 04:01 PM   
FPPC should axe Arnold's illegal budget ads
by: Mark Reback
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Oh, this is rich... The Sacramento Bee reports that Arnold collected $250K last year to finance the political reform ballot measure Prop 11, from Scott Rothstein, who is now being accused of running a massive Ponzi-style fraud in Florida.

Technically, the money went to the Prop 11 campaign, but Prop 11 was Arnold's pet project. Nobody gives that amount of money for "better government", especially from Florida, and it's very likely that Rothstein wouldn't have given the money if Arnold didn't personally fly to Sunshine State to lobby him.

Arnold's spokesman Aaron McLear said that Schwarzenegger asked Florida Gov. Crist to help him raise money for the Proposition 11 campaign and flew to Florida for the event Crist organized. "The governor met Rothstein at the event," McLear said, and that was where the photo federal agents found was taken.

We all know that Arnold can afford to pay back the tainted money. And the gov has a personal obligation to return the money or give it to charity since Prop 11 was his pet project.

ArnoldWatch Web Log: - Dec 09, 2008 - 02:01 PM   
Former Arnold Aides Almost Get Sweetheart Deal
by: Mark Reback

We've all heard Governor Schwarzenegger say that special interests were folks who had contracts with the state, when it fit his agenda... ... more

ArnoldWatch Web Log: - Dec 05, 2008 - 10:01 PM   
Campaign Scofflaws Fined - 3 1/2 Years Too Late
by: Carmen Balber

Vail Drilling - an oil company and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's largest donors - had to pay a $6,500 fine this week for failing to disclose a $500,000 contribution it made to the governator's campaign fund. The fine was announced by the state ethics boa... more

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