When the “Yes on I-1240″ campaign turned in its signatures before the July 6 deadline, it had raised $2,316,590.91, according to the PDC. Most of that was spent getting those signatures on the ballot; expenses were $2,174,400.81.
The campaign might also be called the Microsoftie/Amazon Millionaires Initiative. Seven families with connections to Microsoft accounted for $1.6 million of the revenue. Bill Gates contributed $1 million, almost half. Add one Amazon family to this tech millionaires club, and the total was $2.1 million.
Sub-total, Microsoft-related: $1,627,000
Sub-total, Microsoft and Amazon-related: $2,077,000