Tag Archive for Campaign Finance

Mark Bucher’s Anti-Union Measure Moves Forward – Includes A Sneaky Little Trick

Mark Bucher

Two time ballot box looser Mark Bucher’s anti-union political participation ballot initiative has moved forward with 920,000 signatures submitted for verification. This initiative is a repeat of two previous initiatives submitted by Bucher. In 1998 Butcher’s Proposition 226 failed to garner enough votes and in 2005, Proposition 75 failed as well. Like his previous two…

Mayor Vs. Amezcua- Show Us The Money

Campaign finance statements came out yesterday for the Santa Ana city candidates, in which all of them turned it in except for Sal Tinajero, as my co-blogger pointed out. The one I was curious to check out was the Mayoral statements, primarily for Alfredo Amezcua and Miguel Pulido. You can review Pulido’s statement HERE and Amezcua’s statement HERE.

Gary Miller is “not getting the sense”

Over at Politico, Alex Isenstadt is reporting that Accountant Phil Liberatore has poured nearly half a million dollars into a GOP primary challenge to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), who has found himself on the end of a wave of attacks from the self-funder over his support for the TARP bailout… “Phil is spending a lot…

ABC Poll: 80% Oppose Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United Decision

Yesterday, ABC News Director of Polling Gary Langer wrote about their latest poll regarding the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizen’s United case. In short, the vast majority aren’t very happy. Memo to the Supreme Court: President Obama isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. Obama raised eyebrows at his State of the Union address last…

Supreme Court Rules in “Hillary, The Movie” case

By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.