Billionaire Charter Backers Go All-In For Villaraigosa

8.5 Million from two donors seeks to salvage a failing campaign


As billionaire supporters of privatizing California’s schools looked on, Antonio Villaraigosa’s flagging gubernatorial campaign dropped to third in the polls. With latitude created by Citizen’s United, Reed Hastings and Eli Broad have invested in Villaraigosa’s charter-supporting campaign with donations totaling eight and a half million dollars. Read the LA Times story here.