Members of the Sacramento city council, which voted for economic sanctions against Arizona earlier this week, have taken more than $11,000 in campaign contributions from individuals and businesses based in Arizona during the last 18 months, campaign records show.
The contributions all came before Arizona passed a controversial immigration law that drew council members' ire, but they beg the question: Will council members still accept donations from Arizona? Will they be returning those checks?
Mayor Kevin Johnson would be in the biggest bind if he instituted a personal Arizona boycott, given his status as a former star for the Phoenix Suns NBA team. He took about $5,000 in donations from individuals with Arizona addresses last year -- and that was after he had already won his election for mayor.
But those were donations from individuals, while the council vote boycotts Arizona businesses.
By far, the largest Arizona business donating to city council members is Republic Services, a waste management company headquartered in Phoenix that operates in the Sacramento region.
Republic Services gave a total of $3,000 to five current council members during the last 18 months -- Steve Cohn; Lauren Hammond; Robbie Waters; Ray Tretheway and Kevin McCarty.