California Gas Tax Repeal Effort Could Help GOP Candidates


Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state.

But they face an uphill battle against opponents with far more cash, who say the increase is needed to repair the state’s crumbling roads.

Overall, committees raising money to repeal the gas tax — approved by lawmakers last year — have reported more than $4 million in contributions. The biggest donors to Proposition 6 are prominent Republican candidates and groups, including …

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