The GMA has continued to provide information to the PDC, reporting an additional $3.7 million in filings on Oct. 25 and 26. The lawsuit was amended this week to include those additional contributions, as well as the violation of Washington’s requirement for contributions of at least $10 each from a minimum of 10 Washington voters.
PepsiCo is the largest contributor to GMA’s committee, at $1.62 million, followed by Nestlé USA and the Coca-Cola Company, which each gave close to $1.05 million, according to filings with the PDC.
The other biggest donors to the No on 522 campaign include Monsanto, which contributed $4.8 million; and Dupont Pioneer, which put $3.4 million into the campaign. Monsanto and Dupont produce genetically engineered seeds and agricultural chemicals.
The grocery association certified on Monday (Oct. 28) that 14 Washington voters each gave $10 to its political committee, for a total of $140. State law does not require the names of contributors of less than $25.
The GMA also reported that virtually all the monies it donated to the No on 522 campaign had been spent.