Peter: Davis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of organized labor, so it is not surprising that the AFL-CIO would come to his aid with as much as $10 million. He has been worth much more than that to labor. Of course, one shouldnt put it past Davis to have threatened labor; if they dont help and he survives, he can punish them, and he would.
In talking with Republican operatives I know in Sacramento and elsewhere, priority Number 1 if there is a 24-hour transition to a new governor is to lock up the governors office at midnight, or as soon as the vote is certified, so that the files cant be purged or shredded. There is likely enough dirt to be found to indict Davis. He is not known as the nations first coin-operated governor for nothing.