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June 2010 Statewide Primary Election

19th edition

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Proposition 14 - Elections: Open Primaries. Passed

Legislative Constitutional Amendment


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: All voters would receive the same primary election ballot for most state and federal offices. Only the two candidates with the most votes—regardless of political party identification—would advance to the general election ballot.

A NO vote on this measure means: Voters would continue to receive primary election ballots based on their political party. The candidate with the most votes from each political party would continue to advance to the general election ballot.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 14 - Top Five Donors

(as of 6/2/10)




Total Raised *

(as of 6/2)



Top Donors

(as of 6/2)

Donor information


Donor Information


Governor Schwarzenegger’s California
Dream Team, a Ballot
Measure Committee,
Burbank, CA



Jeff Denham for State Senate,

Sacramento, CA


California Business PAC, Sponsored
by the California Chamber
of Commerce,
Sacramento, CA


California Teachers Association Issues PAC, Burlingame, CA


Reed Hastings, Chief Executive,
Netflix, Inc,
Santa Cruz, CA


American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees CA Issues (AFSCME CA Issues), Sacramento, CA


California Hospitals Committee on
Issues, Sponsored by California
Association of Hospitals and
Health Systems,
Sacramento, CA


PACE of California School Employees Association - Issues, Sacramento, CA


(tie between six donors):

Eli Broad, Founder, The Broad Foundations, Los Angeles, CA

California Association of Health Underwriters – PAC, Fresno, CA

Hewlett-Packard Company,
Palo Alto, CA

Brian L. Harvey, President,
Cypress Land Company,
Los Angeles, CA

William E. Bloomfield, Jr., Retired,
Manhattan Beach, CA

Herbalife International of America, Inc. Centruy City, CA




Consumer Attorney's Issues Political Action Committee, Sacramento, CA




* Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through May 22, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between May 23 - June 2, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 14 is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".



This page was first published on April 25, 2010 | Last updated on July 31, 2010
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