Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox Tuesday announced his opposition to a bill that would allow for larger campaign contributions.
AB 84 by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, creates legislative caucus committees for each party for each house of the Legislature. The contribution limit for the committees would be $36,500 per calendar year from individuals, businesses and campaign finance committees, the same as political parties.
Members and candidates for the Legislature are limited to receiving $4,400 per election from individuals, businesses and campaign finance committees.
“While most of us feel forgotten by California’s political class because we feel like our votes don’t matter and our voices aren’t being heard in our state Capitol, the lobbyists and politicians are devising ways to further distance themselves from their constituents and deeper in the pockets of special interests,” Cox said.
“AB 84 is a power grab that allows special interests to contribute even more money while doing nothing to help the individual voter, it’s wrong, deceptive, and I’m fundamentally opposed to it.”
There was no immediate response to an email sent to the campaign of Cox’s Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, seeking comment.
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