Arnold's legal tab: $309,000

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger raised more than $23 million in contributions, mostly from the usual suspects—critics typically call them "special interests"—in his first full year as a partisan politician. He spent $309,000 of the donations on lawyers to defend against the libel suits that arose from the groping allegations, $1.9 million on campaign consultants, $802,000 on campaign travel and $91,000 for his suite in the Sacramento Hyatt. The bulk of the money went toward his ballot propositions, and Schwarzenegger vows to raise $50 million for this year's measures.


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