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Michael Bloomberg has now spent $370K in support of Measure D; other Berkeley election news

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, contributed another $285,000 in support of the Yes on Measure D campaign in the last few days, bringing his total contribution to $370,000. More may be coming, according to Howard Wolfson, his senior aide. All you need to know about the elections is at Berkeleyside’s […]

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Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fought unsuccessfully to establish a cap on the size of soda portions sold in that city, has donated $85,000 to the Yes on Measure D campaign. His contribution – the largest the soda tax advocates have gotten to date – is one of three significant donations made […]

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Campaign donations reach record levels in Berkeley; beverage companies donate $1.4M to defeat soda tax

The beverage industry in recent days contributed another $600,000 to its fight to defeat Measure D, a proposed tax in Berkeley on sugary beverages, bringing the amount it has given so far to $1.4 million. The contribution comes on top of $7.7 million the beverage industry has donated to stop a similar soda tax measure […]