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Munger Drops Another $366,604 into Pro-Daigle PAC Bringing Total Contributions to $876,826

Posted by Chris Nguyen on May 18, 2012

Two days ago, I wrote about the $360,222 that Santa Clara County Republican Party Chairman Charles Munger, Jr. dumped into the Spirit of Democracy California, a committee that spent $217,583 on behalf of Newport Beach City Councilwoman Leslie Daigle and $83,171 on behalf of Assemblywoman Beth Gaines.  Daigle is challenging Assemblyman Allan Mansoor while Gaines is being challenged by attorney Andy Pugno.  (Daigle, Gaines, Mansoor, and Pugno are all registered Republicans.)

The California Dental Association had also dropped $150,000 into the committee.  The committee has now received $876,826 from Munger’s two contributions and the Dental Association’s single contribution.

The PAC has since spent $20,973 for a pro-Daigle mailer, on top of the $217,583 it previously spent for her, bringing its total pro-Daigle spending to $238,556.

The PAC has since spent $17,992 for a pro-Gaines mailer and $15,000 for pro-Gaines TV ads, on top of the $83,171 it previously spent for her, bringing its total pro-Gaines spending to $116,163.

The Spirit of Democracy California PAC still has more than half a million dollars cash on hand ($522,107, to be exact).  Munger has also demonstrated he can still dump in hundreds of thousands of dollars at a moment’s notice.

4 Responses to “Munger Drops Another $366,604 into Pro-Daigle PAC Bringing Total Contributions to $876,826”

  1. Wow. It’s like looking into the crystal ball of Nguyen and Emami. I got an email from Mansoor about just this thing this morning. Let the GOP blood bath begin.

  2. I was referring to this by Nguyen
    https://ocpolitical.com/2012/03/16/oc-republicans-shoot-selves-in-foot-oc-democrats-worst-case-scenario-evaporates/
    and this by Emami
    https://ocpolitical.com/2012/04/18/council-colleague-rush-hill-endorses-leslie-daigle-in-ad74-race/
    as to the negative effect and wasted resources that could possibly occur.

  3. […] reported previously here and here about the vast sums of money that Santa Clara County Republican Party Chairman Charles Munger, […]

  4. […] and Santa Clara County Republican Party Chairman Charles Munger, Jr. (as we blogged about here, here, and here), which eventually totaled well over half a million dollars ($579,040 to be exact), plus […]

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