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Jun 13, 2005 - 04:00 PM

Tonight's Election Brought To You By...

by Doug Heller
 
Taxpayers will pick up the $80 million tab for the extra election that Arnold will announce tonight. But the real sponsors of Arnold's election are the corporate heavy hitters who have plunked down millions to produce Arnold's come-back show. Here's some of how they'll appear in the next six months:

From now on all campaign rallies will begin with a "Go Team Arnold" cheer from the San Diego Charger cheerleaders -- brought to you by team owner Alex Spanos, the Big A's top donor with $2,114,700 delivered.

Silver chocolate coins will be handed out to children along the campaign route courtesy of American Sterling Corporation ($686,200).

In a pitch for the redistricting initiative, Arnold will ride across legislative boundaries on a William Robinson-bred Lusitano steed ($1,650,000).

Each budget reform ad will end with: "For all your budget needs, shop Target ($340,000) and vote Arnold."

One ad, with the theme of getting your fiscal house in order, will be filmed outside of a William Lyons-built home ($716,200). In the ad, Arnold will tout the importance of refinancing debt and remind Californians that at Ameriquest Capital ($1,561,400) you can get a new mortgage in minutes.

And at tonight's announcement, rather than try to explain why he's wasting $80 million on this election, Arnold will simply urge Californians to find out more on Fox News ($502,400), unless they speak Spanish, in which case they should turn to Univision ($2,292,400).

Click here to see the Top 100 sponsors of Team Arnold.

Click here to see some of Arnold's other pitches.




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