Tag Archive for campaign contributions

Follow the Proposition Money

The California Voter Foundation has created a “Follow the Money” guide to November’s propositions. You can see the top 5 contributors, pro and con, to each ballot measure by going to their November 2010 General Election Guide and clicking on each Proposition number. Select “Follow the Money/Top 5 Donors” to see who are the major…

Santa Ana’s Joe Fletcher and the Gang That Can’t Get Their Conflicts Straight

The City attorney (Joseph Fletcher) spread the Selective Conflict Disorder virus when he infected the city council by advising that it was okay to vote on projects benefiting developers who have given them money because, get this, the Supreme Court has ruled that campaign contributions are free speech. He also infected the council with the understanding that the only people and businesses directly effected by votes moving a development project forward such as the actual developer or applicant applies to the law.

More improper votes and campaign bucks for Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero

The City Council of Santa Ana (Baby Bell) has called a special meeting for this evening to discuss the problems that have developed from the revelation of improper campaign contributions and improper votes taken by Council members Michele Martinez and Sal Tinajero related to the Station District project. Well the swamp is getting deeper for these two as more improper votes do large contributions are revealed.

Tinajero Accepts Money From Orange Juice Usual Suspect

Our friends at the OJ blog are fond of branding their enemies “The Usual Suspects” and they are quick to attack any Santa Ana city council member who associates with these Usual Suspects as someone out of touch with the direction they seek for the City.  The Usual Suspects term was coined for the classic movie…

Hedrick Calls Republican Opponent Ken Calvert ‘the Joe Barton of California’

Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Hedrick today admonished his opponent, Republican Ken Calvert, for $16,725 in campaign contributions received from the oil industry this election cycle and for a $4000 contribution received from BP apologist Joe Barton’s PAC. Hedrick called on Calvert to give $20,725 received in oil industry contributions to small businesses in gulf region.