In response to State Worker blog user requests, we're continuing to post some of the more noteworthy recent campaign contributions and independent expenditures by state employee unions as we enter the final days of the 2010 election. Here's a list of recent independent expenditures by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, including a $1.58 million in two installments to oppose GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.
(Side note: Today's report by The Bee's David Siders, "Whitman draws boos for refusing to halt all negative ads," touches on the fact that even the GOP candidate and her Democrat rival Jerry Brown pulled their attack advertisements, that the considerable IE spenders opposing Whitman -- or Brown, for that matter -- wouldn't be constrained to go along.)
You'll also see $215,000 to oppose Assemblywoman Anna Caballero's quest for the state Senate. If you missed the pension payback story behind that, check out Capitol Bureau colleague Dan Smith's report by clicking here.