Philip Morris drops $26k into Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection campaign

From SF Chronicle:

Looks like the No on 29 campaign isn’t the only California election committee benefiting from the tobacco industry’s largesse: Last week, Philip Morris USA contributed $26,000 to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 reelection campaign.

The contribution comes a month before the June primary, when voters will decide whether to raise taxes on cigarettes by $1-a-pack. Tobacco companies have already poured nearly $40 million into defeating the measure, which would be the first tax increase on tobacco products in more than a decade.

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