Companies are donating huge sums to California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office and initiatives, and then getting big contracts from the state. https://t.co/zplbHlfRQR— reason (@reason) February 18, 2021
A closer look at Gavin Newsom's fundraising suggests it was supercharged not just by the pandemic, but also by the broad emergency powers the Democratic governor has assumed because of it.
Big businesses gave millions to the California governor's initiatives and were rewarded handsomely.
Wow. In 2020, Gov. @GavinNewsom requested $226 million in private donations to organizations. Many of these organizations then won no-bid, multi-million and billion dollar government contracts. Coincidence? #CADeservesBetter https://t.co/eV0CryTr7t— Brian W. Jones (@SenBrianJones) February 19, 2021
Do you think these donors gave just because they want to help fight the coronavirus or should these transfers of funds also raise questions about conflicts of interest? https://t.co/usjWlyl8LT— HJTA.org (@HJTA) February 20, 2021
Gavin Newsom requested donations from big biz last yr.— Beverly A. Pekala (@PekalaLaw) February 19, 2021
Big Blue Cross and Kaiser donated $45Million to Newsom.
Newsom chose Blue Cross and Kaiser for vaccine distribution.#FollowTheMoney #vaccines #Covid #California https://t.co/rykQvoSX1K
Lockdowns for Shakedownshttps://t.co/swLU0yECdb— Dogmael Jones (@dogmael_jones) February 18, 2021