On May 24, twelve minor party and independent activists demonstrated in front a Sacramento restaurant. Inside, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared. Guests paid $5,000 each to be at the event, and the money went toward the campaign for Proposition 14, the top-two measure on the June 8 ballot.
The event seemed to attract approximately twenty guests. About half of them accepted an anti-Proposition 14 flyer before entering the restaurant. Two of the guests added that they have no idea what Proposition 14 does. One guest acknowledged that the measure is unfair to minor party members.
The Governor himself seems to have entered the restaurant from a side door that opens into an alley, so he avoided seeing any of the protestors, the signs, and the fliers. Channel 10 TV filmed interviews with some of the protesters.
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The forces in favor of Proposition 14 have raised $4,700,000. They are running thousands of radio ads telling voters that “special interests” are opposed to Proposition 14. One hopes, radio listeners who have heard to pro-Proposition 14 ad innumerable times will wonder who is paying for the ads if the “special interests” are against Prop. 14.