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L.A. billionaire Eli Broad donates $1.5 million to pro-charter school group supporting Villaraigosa for governor

Billionaire Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, stand for a photo amid Jeff Koons sculptures at "The Broad" museum in downtown Los Angeles.
(Richard Vogel / Associated Press)

Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist Eli Broad donated $1.5 million on Thursday to a pro-charter school group supporting Antonio Villaraigosa’s candidacy for governor.

The contribution came one day after Netflix chief Reed Hastings donated $7 million to the same group, Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018, which is sponsored by the California Charter Schools Assn. Advocates, according to the California secretary of state’s office.