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AD-55: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Notes Fiction of $100,000 Candidate Loans

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 13, 2013

AD 55 Candidates Phillip Chen and Ling-Ling Chang

AD 55 Candidates Phillip Chen and Ling-Ling Chang

The news media is beginning to take note of the $100,000 candidate loans, which OC Political covered in “AD-55: Land of the $100,000-Loan Paper Tigers” (as well as in articles on the BOE-4 racethe AD-73 race, and on loans in general).

In an article by Steve Scauzillo, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune noted these loans in AD-55:

Both Chen and Chang each loaned their campaigns $100,000, the maximum that can be returned to the candidates, according to state law. The self-supporting candidates earned them the nicknames of “paper tigers” by an Orange County blog, OC Political, which said such loans “are used to inflate campaign finance figures to impress donors and scare opponents.”

Read the San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s article in full here.

One Response to “AD-55: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Notes Fiction of $100,000 Candidate Loans”

  1. […] period was entitled, “AD-55: Land of the $100,000-Loan Paper Tigers,” and was even picked up by the San Gabriel Valley […]

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