In a state with nearly 38 million people, few have more influence than the top 100 donors to California campaigns – a powerful club that has donated overwhelmingly to Democrats and spent $1.25 billion to influence voters over the past 11 years.

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Coulter Jones is an investigative reporter for The Center for Investigative Reporting specializing in data analysis. He previously worked for Investigative Reporters and Editors, where he helped run the NICAR Database Library and managed IRE’s website. Prior to that, Coulter worked at newspapers in Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.