In a 5-4 decision the U. S. Supreme Court on Monday chose to not reconsider it’s previous ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC and reverse the decision of the Montana Supreme Court which upheld a 100 year-old state law banning political expenditures by corporations.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 15 Comments
As we roll into the Memorial Day weekend we have an update on the campaign cash race in the 69th Assembly District contest. The reports provide detailed insight into who supports who, and how much money is being tossed in the direction of the candidates.
by Joe Hill • • 3 Comments
Two weeks ago I was trying to figure out why 69th Assembly District candidate Michele Martinez wanted to change campaign finance law in the Santa Ana regarding campaign contributions. With the release of campaign finance reports for the most recent period, the picture has cleared up.
by Joe Hill • • 8 Comments
I reviewed the late expenditure reports for Tom Daly last night and found that big business interests have released a tsunami of cash in support of County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly’s campaign for State Assembly, more than making up for his dismal fundraising performance.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
Michele Martinez allegedly claimed the Pala Band of Mission Indians were planning to “come in big with some I.E.’s,” presumably for her. A tribal spokesman Doug Elmets tried to put distance between her campaign and the tribe. Campaign finance reports contradict his statement.
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez had a rough day on Thursday after being overheard talking about Independent Expenditures she had presonally secured from the Pala Indian Tribe for her struggling Assembly campaign. Her comments serve as a bullet and her mouth the smoking gun.