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Chart: Candidate Contributors The fundraising heavy-lifter for the 2006 state attorney general’s race is former governor and current Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who has raised more than three times as much as Sen. Joe Dunn, D-Garden Grove, during the most recent filing period. According to information filed over the weekend with the California Secretary of State’s office, from Jan. 1 to June 30 Brown raised $977,441 to Dunn’s $254,742. Dunn already had money in his campaign coffers prior to Jan. 1, so Dunn’s total haul is slightly more than Brown’s � $987,733. Brown’s top contributors were an eclectic bunch, representing millionaires, activists and entrepreneurs from throughout the state. Dunn drew his heaviest support from plaintiffs firms and labor unions. The only other candidate raising money is Charles Poochigian, a Fresno Republican. Most of his contributions were more modest and came from farmers, food processing companies, and local lawyers and judges. A spokeswoman for the Dunn campaign said the candidate’s busy schedule as a lawmaker may have inhibited his ability to raise money. Carina Franck-Pantone noted that he was “a leader on a budget subcommittee holding unprecedented hearings” on the court budget. She added that the senator would continue to hold fundraisers in the coming months and would continue to receive support from the Consumer Attorneys of California leadership, which sent out a faxed plea for contributions from members in June. “Joe needs to raise $500,000 by June 30 for his attorney general campaign. Please contribute as much as you can for this important election!” stated the solicitation. Among those who heeded the call were big-name trial lawyers and their spouses, including L.A.’s Thomas Girardi and his wife, each of whom donated $10,000; Bruce Broillet of Greene, Broillet, Panish & Wheeler, which gave $5,300; and Browne Greene, another name partner with the firm, who also gave $5,300. Contributing to the Brown campaign were philanthropist-composer Gordon Getty, who gave $10,600, as did his wife, Ann Getty. George Gund III, an investor whose family founded the Sanka coffee company, contributed $5,300. Other top Brown contributors included the California Nurses Association PAC and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, both of which gave $10,600. The election is still two years away, and two other possible Democratic candidates � Burlingame litigator Joseph Cotchett Jr. and L.A. City Attorney Rockard “Rocky” Delgadillo � have said they will wait until next year to decide whether to run. On the Republican side, Poochigian and Rod Pacheco, a retired Republican assemblyman from Riverside, also filed campaign reports for the 2006 attorney general’s race. Poochigian, who only recently expressed interest in running for the top cop spot, ended the filing period with $1.1 million, the bulk of it from previous campaign committees. “I haven’t been running in the race, I haven’t held any fundraisers,” said Poochigian, who said he plans to begin running in earnest for the Republican nomination. Pacheco ended the filing period with $348,548 � none of it donated in 2004.

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