Examiner’s owner wants stadium, has spread $$$

Philip Anschutz (photo by Denver Post)Reacting to today’s Los Angeles Times story about how “developer Philip Anschutz‘s plan to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles may now hinge on whether state lawmakers will allow him to bypass some environmental rules so the 64,000-seat project can quickly get underway,” Berkeley-based bloodhounds MAPLight.org quickly uncorked a long list of lawmakers to whom the Denver-based billionaire businessman has made contributions.

Among Anschutz’s many holdings is the Clarity Media Group, which owns the San Francisco Examiner and other Examiner newspapers across the country. You’ll notice that very little of Anschutz’s political generosity has reached Bay Area lawmakers.

See where Anschutz has been spreading his money around, after the jump…

Below is a list of the $92,582 in contributions from 2003-2009 from companies and employees tied to Anschutz to state lawmakers serving in the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 sessions of the California State Legislature:

  • State Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Moorpark — $10,500
  • State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima — $10,100
  • State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento – $8,100
  • Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles — $8,100
  • Former Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, R-Moorpark — $7,300
  • State Sen. Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles — $5,300
  • State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello — $4,300
  • Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-Woodland Hills — $4,000
  • Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles — $3,600
  • Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, D-Compton — $3,500
  • State Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach — $3,000
  • Former Assemblyman Juan Arambula, I-Fresno — $3,000
  • Former State Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria — $2,000
  • Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston — $2,000
  • Former state Sen. Dave Cogdill, R-Modesto – $2,000
  • Former Assemblyman Mike Villines, R-Clovis — $2,000
  • Former Assemblyman Joe Coto, D-San Jose — $1,682
  • Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge — $1,100
  • State Sen. Curren Price, D-Inglewood — $1,000
  • Former state Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter — $1,000
  • State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina — $1,000
  • Former state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach — $1,000
  • State Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana — $1,000
  • Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park — $1,000
  • Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Alameda — $1,000
  • Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardena — $1,000
  • Former Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance — $1,000
  • Former Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch — $1,000
  • Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, D-San Diego — $500
  • Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia — $500
  • Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

    • RR, Uninvited Columnist

      Amid all the huffing and puffing from tree-huggers, there is no mention of the environmental impact on the proposed stadium site. I guess the Sierra clubbers think L.A.’s mayor is a sellout, oblivious to the “natural beauty” of urban Los Angeles. The Predatory Rich aren’t entitled to fast-track their plans. No, L.A. should look to the Sierra Club for help landing an NFL franchise.

    • ralph hoffmann

      Speaking of pro-football stadiums, the SUPER BOWL on FOX TV would have made Joseph Goebbels envious. That’s why I stopped watching.