The news release hits the wire Monday morning,but we’ve learned that Beth Krom has exceeded her fundraising goal for the first quarter of 2009 in her race to replace John Campbell in Congress in California’s 48th district. Â Krom, who announced about three weeks ago, set a goal to raise $50,000 by March 31. Â
The announcement tomorrow reports that Krom raised more than $63,000.
So voters in CD-48, tapped out from an expensive presidential election and a demanding Prop 8 fundraising effort, are excited about Krom’s candidacy to the point of giving generously. Â Krom has held only one major fundraiser, two weeks ago in Shady Canyon, which netted about $39K of the $63K total.
And for those who read conservative Republican pollster Adam Probolsky’s column in Saturday’s Irvine World News, there are a couple of significant errors.
More after the jump….
1. Â Adam writes that John Campbell consistently votes for low taxes and smaller goverment. Â Adam must have forgotten that Campbell voted for Bush’s bailout of the banks and AIG last fall at the urging of President Bush and presidential candidate John McCain; and Campbell went the extra mile encouraging his colleagues to vote for the bailout too. Â A borrow and spend Republican true and true.
2. Adam write that Krom voted for and favors higher taxes. Â City law doesn’t permit Krom or other city council members to raise taxes. Only voters can do that. Â And as a former city planning commissioner quick to correct others who make mistakes about city government, Adam should have known better before making this erroneous statement. He needs to retract this lie about Krom immediately.
Also, would it be so hard for the editors of the Irvine World News to identify Adam for who he is than who he portrays himself in the column?Â The tag line says Adam is the CEO of a research company and lives in Turtle Rock.Â And while that’s all true, its not completely accurate.Â With due respect to the late Paul Harvey, Adam is a Republican pollster active in party politics and appointed to many local government posts via Republican legislators.Â He’s as partisan as I am, but for the wrong side.Â But no one will ever accuse the Register of having a liberal media bias.Â And now you know..the rest of the story.