The campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown's November ballot initiative to raise taxes released an online-only ad today criticizing Brown and the Legislature for their approval of California's high-speed rail project and for the recent state parks scandal, suggesting the state does not take care of the money it has.
The argument, set in the ad to the Go Go's hit song "Vacation," is the standard one made by opponents of Proposition 30, which would raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners.
The No on 30 campaign has had little money so far to get its message out, reporting raising just $10,000 in the first half of the year. The campaign announced today that it had received a $100,000 donation from John Cox, a businessman and former Chicago-area Republican official who ran for president in 2008 before abandoning his long-shot candidacy.
Cox said today on the Fox & Hounds Daily blog that he recently moved to California.