May 30, 2012

Second Independent Expenditure Committee Throws Weight into 18th Assembly Race


The Golden State Leadership Fund PAC, another independent expenditure committee, is sending out mail for the California Assembly 18th District race between Joel Young, Abel Guillen, and Rob Bonta. In the past week, the committee has sent out two mailers in support of Bonta, focusing on his parents' work with César Chávez.

As of May 29, the committee had spent more than $34,000 in support of Bonta. The group's largest funder during this campaign cycle is Pacific Gas & Electric ($45,000). Other substantial funders included the Committee on Jobs Government Reform Fund ($35,000), SF Forward, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce's PAC ($25,000) and Duffy & Capitolo ($24,524).

The Golden State Leadership Fund PAC is also supporting Betsy Butler in the 50th Assembly District and Gene Gantt in the 11th Assembly District. In the recent past, the committee has supported Ed Lee, Phil Ting, and David Chiu for San Francisco Mayor, Warren Furutani for Los Angeles City Council, and Danny Carrillo for Ventura City Council.

The other independent expenditure committee seeking to influence the 18th Assembly District race is California Alliance, which has spent $72,664 to oppose Young, as of May 29, 2012.

The 18th Assembly District includes San Leandro, Alameda, and a large part of Oakland. The election will be held on June 5, 2012, and the two candidates receiving the most votes will face off in the November election.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 30, 2012 4:51 PM | TrackBack
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