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Previously: Missouri’s Adam Smith Foundation gives $498,000 to repeal California’s greenhouse gas law (April 19, 2010)

Yesterday, in California, from the Sacramento Bee:

Democrats seek federal probe of Prop. 23 donor

By Rick Daysog

Published: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Pérez have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to open an investigation into a tiny Missouri nonprofit organization that has pumped nearly $500,000 into a voter initiative to suspend the state’s landmark climate change law.

In a letter to Holder on Tuesday, Steinberg, D-Sacramento, and Pérez, D-Los Angeles, asked the Justice Department to determine whether the Adam Smith Foundation is illegally funneling campaign contributions from third parties to support the rollback measure, Proposition 23….

Our good friends at Fired Up have even more detail.

Our question in April:

Where did that $498,000 that the Adam Smith Foundation contributed come from? Just asking.

There’s got to be a really interesting answer somewhere.