Dentists & Bay Area’s Munger Spend $218,000 in 4 Days to Support Leslie Daigle
Posted by Chris Nguyen on May 16, 2012
Santa Clara County Republican Party Chairman Charles Munger, Jr., who funded Proposition 11 of 2008 and Proposition 20 of 2010 (Prop 11 formed the redistricting commission while Prop 20 extended the commission’s jurisdiction to Congressional districts), and the California Dental Association together spent $218,000 between May 10-14 to support Republican Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor.
- On April 13, Munger dropped $360,222 into the “Spirit of Democracy California” PAC.
- On Thursday (May 10), the California Dental Association IE PAC dropped another $150,000 into the PAC. That same day, the SDC spent $39,110 in for Daigle.
- On Monday (May 14), SDC spent $83,171 to support Sacramento-area incumbent Republican Assemblywoman Beth Gaines in her bid to defend her seat against Republican Attorney Andy Pugno. That same day, SDC also spent $178,473 to support Daigle.
That leaves $209,469 left in the SDC PAC.
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|Spirit of Democracy
Here’s a breakdown of the Spirit of Democracy California IEs for Daigle thus far: one $150,000 payment for TV ads, three mailer payments totaling $52,583, and two consultant payments, each $7,500. For Gaines, there’s one $54,000 payment for radio ads, one $14,171 payment for a mailer, and two consultant payments each $7,500.
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For those of you reading carefully, you may have noticed the $150,000 figure for TV ads for Daigle is exactly the dollar amount that the California Dental Association dropped into the Spirit of Democracy California.
Munger’s spending a lot of money this month. Just last week, he spent $750,000 to fund the California Reform Institute, run by Senator Sam Blakeslee.
With $209,469 left in the Spirit of Democracy California PAC (and Munger’s very deep pockets), this could be a long three weeks for Mansoor and Pugno.