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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.

The foundation has compiled a list of the top donors for each measure here. You can find all campaign finance reports at the Secretary of State's website.


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