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Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors
Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors

At a restaurant not far from the Capitol on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown held a private reception with campaign donors who spend heavily on lobbying to influence him and the Legislature. A key organizer of the event was Capitol Advocacy, a lobbying firm whose clients include PepsiCo, Corrections Corporation of America, T-Mobile USA Inc., WellCare Health Plans and the Fox Entertainment Group. The invitation, obtained by The Times, suggested a $5,000 contribution to Brown's reelection account from those attending the reception at Mulvaney's B&L. It promised a "private reception and sit-down conversation" with Brown and instructed guests to send checks to his...

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