The California Voter Foundation has added up the cash collected to support and oppose the five propositions on the ballot next week, finding that the campaigns have racked up a combined $69.7 million.
Nearly two-thirds of that cash came from Pacific Gas & Electric, which has poured $46 million into the campaign for Proposition 16, a constitutional amendment that would require two-thirds voter approval on proposals for a public utility to expand services to new customers or new territories using public funds or bonds.
"PG&E's spending to support Prop. 16 has eclipsed all other proposition spending this election season," the foundation's president, Kim Alexander, said in a statement.
To put the big-dollar blitzes in perspective, the combined total raised for the ballot measures is about $10 million less than what GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman had blown through as of the last reporting period.