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Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff Endorses Robert Ming for OC Supervisor

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 14, 2013

This Came across the wire from the Robert Ming for Supervisor Campaign:


Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff Endorses Robert Ming for OC Supervisor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 12, 2013LAGUNA  NIGUEL – Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, the highest ranking  Republican member of the State Legislature, has endorsed Robert Ming for  Orange County Supervisor.  Senator Huff joins a growing list of elected  officials and community leaders who support Robert’s campaign to  replace Pat Bates as 5th District Supervisor when her term ends in 2014 due to term limits.

“Ever  since Robert and I began working together on the Voter ID Act in 2005, I  have found him to be a dedicated and effective leader,” commented  Senator Huff.  “His work as founding president of the Association of  California Cities, drafting the organization’s Pension Reform Best  Practice Guidelines and his strong commitment to his family and  conservative values make Robert the right person for the job.”

“This  endorsement is especially meaningful to me,” Robert noted, “Senator  Huff is a true leader and effective statesman who is fighting to protect  our jobs and values in Sacramento.  His leadership in these difficult  times has been exemplary and I am happy he has chosen to be part of the  team.”

Robert  and his wife Susie have been married for 21 years and have four  children.  He is presently mayor of Laguna Niguel and president of the  city’s Military Support Foundation.  The   Fifth District includes the  south county cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana   Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna  Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake   Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho  Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan   Capistrano, the community of  Shady Canyon in the City of Irvine, as well   as the unincorporated  communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las   Flores, and Wagon  Wheel.

For more information about the campaign visit www.robertming.com

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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.

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Campaign School Coming Up Later This Month

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 12, 2013

This just came across the wire:


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Mansoor: Newly Married & Not Afraid of Steel Warchest

Posted by Newsletter Reprint on August 9, 2013

This came over the wire from Assemblyman Allan Mansoor‘s campaign yesterday, in which Mansoor introduces his new wife and states he is confident he can overcome Michelle Steel’s massive warchest:


On Monday, the Assembly returned from a month-long summer recess. It’s back to work in Sacramento, where we will spend the next six weeks wrapping up the year before we adjourn for the year on September 13.

I spent the recess trying to balance my time between meeting with constituents and preparing for my wedding. I hope no one missed the news, but I got engaged to Janniffer Grubisich last November, and on August 3, we both said “I do”. Janniffer was with me in Sacramento Monday, when we returned to session, and I was able to introduce her on the floor to my colleagues as my wife.

As many of you know, I’ve been contemplating a 2014 run for Orange County Supervisor. The current Second District Supervisor, John Moorlach, is leaving office due to term limits, and this is an “open seat.” There are several other candidates running (or thinking about running). Those following the race might recognize the name of Michelle Steel, a State Board of Equalization Member from LA County. She moved to Orange County to run for this seat and has lots of money. Her money makes her a formidable opponent, and I’m sure she will out-spend me. But I’ve been out-spent everytime I’ve been on the ballot, and have complete confidence that if I run, I will be able to raise enough money to wage a competitive and successful campaign.

For now however, I’m focused on doing my job representing the 74th Assembly District in Sacramento.

What’s to come in the next six weeks? I wish I had good news. But as you know, Sacramento Democrats have a 2/3 majority in both houses of the Legislature, and typically, during the last weeks of the year, we see a flurry of bad bills coming at us. I will keep you up-to-date on some of the bills that we will be seeing as our legislative year comes to a close.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Even though Democrats hold a 2/3 majority, we’ve managed (so far) to stop most of the significant attempts to alter Prop 13 and prevented significant attempts to raise taxes and we passed some significant reforms to limit Prop 65 shakedown lawsuits. As the session winds to a close, I’m looking forward to spending more time in the district and hope that anyone who hasn’t been able to meet Janniffer yet will be able to do so.


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RIP Jane Barnett Former RPLAC Chairman

Posted by Allen Wilson on August 8, 2013

OC Political received this sad message regarding the passing of Jane Barnett from RPLAC (Republican Party of Los Angeles County) Chairman Mark Vafiades:


It is with great sadness that we report that former Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, Jane Barnett, passed away this morning at approximately 8:00am

Jane Barnett had an extensive political career. She was, most recently, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County from 2009 – 2011.

Prior to that she was a candidate for the 43rd Assembly District in Los Angeles County and she was chair of the 43rd Assembly District Republican Central Committee.

She also served as the First Vice President of the Glendale-Burbank Republican Club and was a member of several Republican Women Federated clubs.

Jane was a lecturer/faculty member of the Leadership Institute in Washington, DC from 2001-2003, when she was living in Virginia. She was Director of Donor Affairs for Oliver North’s Freedom Alliance from 2003 -2006. She was Event Coordinator and Fundraiser for Ken Blackwell’s Center for New Black Leadership during 2003, and during that same year served as Director of Donor Relations for GOPAC.

Jane has worked for several elected officials, including California State Assemblyman James Rogan, for whom she served as Administrative Assistant, California State Assemblyman Pat Nolan and California State Senator Tim Leslie.

Jane is survived by her husband, Lou, and seven children.

Jane was a powerful presence in the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. We will miss her.

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BOE-4: Harkey’s Campaign Income Higher Than Wyland’s in 2013; Wyland Ahead of Harkey in Cash-on-Hand

Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 7, 2013

Senator Mark Wyland & Assemblywoman Diane Harkey

BOE-4 Candidates:
Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) &
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point)

With Michelle Steel termed out from her State Board of Equalization seat and running for Orange County Board of Supervisors, there are two major contenders running for Steel’s BOE seat: State Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) and State Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point).  Wyland and Harkey represent overlapping districts, with Harkey representing South Orange County in the Assembly and Wyland representing both South Orange County and North San Diego County in the Senate.

The massive BOE-4 seat comprises 25% of the state’s population, consisting of all of Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Imperial County, and portions of San Bernardino County.  (In redistricting, the seat was renumbered, as it was previously BOE-3, and consisted of all the territory described above plus more portions of San Bernardino County and small slivers of Los Angeles County.)

Both Wyland and Harkey have loaned their own campaigns $100,000.  Harkey made a single $100,000 loan in 2011 while Wyland loaned his campaign $35,000 in 2011 and then added a $65,000 loan on June 29 this year, just one day before the close of the reporting period.  I’ve written previously about the campaign warchest fiction of $100,000 loans in my post on AD-73 last week (and requoted in my post on AD-55 two days ago):

Generally, $100,000 loans are paper tigers.  They are used to inflate campaign finance figures to impress donors and scare opponents.  However, when the rubber meets the road, 99% of the time, the candidates do not spend their loan money and repay the loans in their entirety after the election.  (The magic of the $100,000 figure for loans is that it is the most state legislative candidates can lend themselves and still get repaid under state law.  If you’re running for the Legislature, and loan yourself $101,000, that extra $1,000 can never be repaid, per the Government Code.)

I also wrote more extensively about $100,000 loans two weeks ago in a post that included information about loans from two AD-73 candidates and one AD-55 candidate.

At the end of 2012, Wyland had $132,049 cash on hand (excluding loans) while Harkey had $10,090.  During the first half of 2013, Wyland raised $88,584 while Harkey raised $81,536 and transferred in $29,650 from her other campaign accounts, giving her a gross increase of $111,186 in non-loan money.

During the January 1-June 30 reporting period, Wyland spent $122,142, with $89,010 (72.9%) going to consultants, professional services, and web costs.  During that same time, Harkey spent $49,419, spending just over half her money ($25,000) on Landslide Communications slate mailers.  Harkey had made previous deposits to Landslide and Continuing the Republican Revolution in 2012.  Neither campaign reported expenditures for any other slate mailers in 2012 or 2013.  Wyland had $2,241 in unpaid bills while Harkey had $1,330.

While Harkey had more campaign income than Wyland and Wyland outspent Harkey in 2013, Wyland’s $121,959 cash advantage from 2012 leaves him with more cash on hand.

Although I have been critical of candidates who loan their campaigns $100,000 because they do not spend it, BOE 4 may be one of the rare exceptions.  When you subtract the $100,000 loans, Wyland still has $96,250, but Harkey has actually spent $29,472 of the loan; I’m sure she hopes to raise it back, but at this point she’s already spent a chunk of the loan.

In a demonstration of just how difficult it is to raise money for BOE and how expensive everything is for the massive district that covers 25% of the state’s population, I’ll note the BOE accounts of Tom Harman and Lou Correa.  While neither Harman nor Correa is running for BOE, they each opened BOE accounts as a place to park their campaign funds for 2014.  Harman had $76,767 at the end of 2012, raised literally nothing in 2013, spent $8,979, and has $67,788 cash on hand – or 70% of Wyland’s current cash-on-hand minus unpaid bills and loans.  Correa had $85,400 at the end of 2012, raised $55,500 in 2013, spent $11,930 ($6,924 in expenditures and $5,006 in unpaid bills), and has $128,970 cash-on-hand minus unpaid bills – or 134% of Wyland’s cash-on-hand minus unpaid bills and loans (Correa has no loans).

For visual learners:

Candidate 12/31/12
Cash Balance
Minus Loans
Contributions Transfers Non-
Expenditures Cash on Hand
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
& Loans
Wyland $132,049 $88,584 $0 $4,100 $100,000 $2,241 $122,142 $202,591 $200,350 $96,250
Harkey $10,090 $81,536 $29,650 $0 $100,000 $1,330 $49,419 $71,858 $70,528 -$29,472
People Not Actually Running for BOE
Harman $76,767 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,979 $67,788 $67,788 $67,788
Correa $85,400 $55,500 $0 $0 $0 $5,006 $6,924 $133,976 $128,970 $128,970
Notes: Figures may be off by one dollar due to rounding.

Campaign finance reports for January 1-June 30, 2013 were due last week.

It’s early yet, but Wyland’s definitely ahead of Harkey in the money game, though Harkey’s definitely spent more efficiently than Wyland, by locking up two major slate vendors in this race, which may well be won solely on slates.

(UPDATE – August 18, 7:25 AM): An OC Political reader asked how much was available for Harkey and Wyland to transfer from other committees since both are sitting state legislators.  Once unpaid bills are accounted for, Wyland still has $2,083 in his Senate officeholder account ($7,659 if you ignore his unpaid bills) while Harkey has $71,782 in her Senate account ($75,674 if you ignore her unpaid bills) and $53,231 in her Assembly account (that account has no unpaid bills).

For visual learners:

Candidate Committee Unpaid
Cash on Hand
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
Wyland 2010 Officeholder $5,576 $7,659 $2,083
Harkey for Senate 2014 $3,892 $75,674 $71,782
Harkey for Assembly 2012 $0 $53,231 $53,231

I haven’t gone line-by-line to determine how much is transferable, but assuming for the sake of argument that the entire amount is transferable, Harkey has $125,013 available while Wyland has $2,083.

If both candidates clean out their legislative accounts in favor of their BOE accounts, Wyland has $98,333 cash on hand (once unpaid bills and loans are accounted for), and Harkey has $95,541.  This leaves Wyland with a $2,792 cash-on-hand advantage – in a district that is 1/4 of the State of California, an utterly meaningless cash advantage in virtually any race let alone one covering such a huge swath of the state (for comparison, imagine a statewide race where once candidate had an $11,168 cash-on-hand advantage).

What I concluded in the original post still rings true, though with one word changed: “It’s early yet, but Wyland’s definitely slightly ahead of Harkey in the money game, though Harkey’s definitely spent more efficiently than Wyland, by locking up two major slate vendors in this race, which may well be won solely on slates.”

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RIP Helen Walker (1932-2013)

Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 6, 2013

Helen Walker

Helen Walker (1932-2013) served as Orange City Treasurer from 1994-2013

Orange City Treasurer Helen Walker passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.

One of Orange County’s six elected City Treasurers (the other five are in Brea, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Placentia, and San Clemente), Walker was appointed City Treasurer by a 3-0-2 vote (Mayor Gene Beyer was absent and Councilman Mark Murphy abstained for conflict-of-interest reasons, as Walker was his campaign treasurer) on November 22, 1994, after Mark Weiss resigned due to a terminal illness after the Orange County bankruptcy.  Weiss had defeated Walker in the 1992 election for Treasurer by the narrowest of margins; indeed, Walker had still been leading several days after the election.

Walker won a full four-year term as Treasurer in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012.  Walker was unopposed in 2000, won 72.5% of the vote in 2004 against CPA David Piper, won 76.6% of the vote in 2008 against businessman George Small, and 64.8% in her 2012 rematch against Small.

Born on Christmas Day 1932, Walker was a lifelong resident of the City of Orange, attending schools in the city and graduating from Orange High School.  A banker for more than three decades, Walker worked at Orange National Bank and in business development at Orange Community Bank.

An active community member even before she was City Treasurer, Walker was  the City of Orange’s 1990 Citizen of the Year and a recipient of the Rotary Club Recognition Award.  She was a board member of the Orange Historical Society, Miss Orange Scholarship Association, Orange Elderly Services, Soroptimist International of Orange, the St. Joseph Hospital Guild, Girl Scouts, PTA, Orange Women’s Club, and the Orange Centennial Committee.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Chapman University’s American Celebration Committee.

She and her 86-year-old husband, Jim, were regular bridge players who also toured in their antique car, a 1913 International Harvester Highwheeler, and attended the Yorba Linda Friends Church.  She is survived by her husband, their three children, and several grandchildren.

The Orange City Council must appoint a Treasurer to fill the vacancy resulting from Walker’s death by Monday, September 30, or hold a special election no later than Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  If the Council opts to act at a regular Council meeting, Tuesday, September 24 would be their last opportunity to make an appointment, or on that date, they could call for a special election, which would take place no later than Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

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AD-55: Land of the $100,000-Loan Paper Tigers

Posted by Chris Nguyen on August 5, 2013

AD 55 Candidates Phillip Chen and Ling-Ling Chang

AD-55 Candidates and Their Cash on Hand:
Phillip Chen ($219,000) &
Ling-Ling Chang ($147,108)

In OC Political’s ongoing coverage of campaign finance figures, we turn today to the 55th Assembly District, the tri-county district that includes the Orange County cities of Brea, La Habra, Placentia, and Yorba Linda.

There are two candidates who have campaign committees open for AD-55, and both are Republicans from LA County: Walnut Valley Unified School District Trustee Phillip Chen and Diamond Bar City Councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang.

Both Chen and Chang made $100,000 loans to their campaigns in the closing days of June (Chen on June 27 and Chang on June 30).  I’ve written previously about the campaign warchest fiction of $100,000 loans in my post on AD-73 last week:

Generally, $100,000 loans are paper tigers.  They are used to inflate campaign finance figures to impress donors and scare opponents.  However, when the rubber meets the road, 99% of the time, the candidates do not spend their loan money and repay the loans in their entirety after the election.  (The magic of the $100,000 figure for loans is that it is the most state legislative candidates can lend themselves and still get repaid under state law.  If you’re running for the Legislature, and loan yourself $101,000, that extra $1,000 can never be repaid, per the Government Code.)

I also wrote more extensively about $100,000 loans two weeks ago in a post that included information about Chang’s loans and loans from two AD-73 candidates.

The numbers get weirder looking at Chen’s contributions.  Technically, Chen hasn’t raised any money for Assembly.  In addition to the $100,000 loan, his Assembly account received $219,000 in transfers from his school board account, leaving behind only a few thousand dollars in his school board account.  (While Chen technically raised nothing for Assembly, I must say I’m quite impressed that he raised $231,858 for school board from February 7-June 15.  Presumably, a substantial number of his donors knew their money would eventually be transferred to Chen’s Assembly account, especially considering more than half a dozen of his contributors gave $4,100 – the maximum contribution for a legislative race.)

Chang raised $159,262 straight into her Assembly account, with no transfers from her City Council account.

Chen spent nothing from his Assembly account while Chang spent $11,064 and also had $1,090 in unpaid bills.  The majority of Chang’s spending was a single $6,800 expenditure for fundraising paid to Seafood Village RH, a restaurant in Rowland Heights.

Chen claimed $319,000 cash on hand in the press release announcing his bid for the Assembly, which OC Political’s own Allen Wilson posted here.  Specifically, that press release said, “Chen is reporting $334,000 raised through June 30, and $319,000 cash on hand in his newly formed Assembly committee.” Between the loan and his transfers, Chen only had $319,000 ever in the Assembly committee.  He never reached $334,000; that number, though, is the same amount of expenditures reported by Chen’s school board committee (the expenditures consisting of the $219,000 cash transferred, the $100,000 loan transferred, and $15,000 in various expenditures).

It’s press releases like these that make me warn people: Never trust a candidate’s press release about how much money they’ve raised.  Always check the actual campaign finance reports.  Time and again, press releases bragging about how much money is in a campaign account overinflates the numbers.  I’m not singling out Chen, as he just happens to be the one coming across my screen at this point; numerous campaigns have done this.

For visual learners:

Candidate Contributions Contribution
Expenditures Cash on Hand
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
& Loans
Chen $0 $219,000 $100,000 $0 $0 $319,000 $319,000 $219,000
Chang $159,262 $0 $100,000 $1,090 $11,064 $248,198 $247,108 $147,108
Notes: Figures may be off by one dollar due to rounding.

Campaign finance reports for January 1-June 30, 2013 were due last week.

Orange County conservatives may be displeased by four campaign contributions in this race, two each to Chen and Chang:

  • Chen received $1,500 from the community college board campaign account of former Assemblyman Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park).  During his six years in the Legislature, Eng amassed one of the most liberal voting records in the State Assembly (and that’s saying something, considering how liberal the Assembly is), gaining 100% scores from the California Labor Federation four times: in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 (during his other two years in the Assembly, 2010 and 2012, he fell one vote short of 100%; in other words, Eng voted against labor two times in his six-year legislative tenure).  Additionally, Eng is married to Congresswoman Judy Chu, who similarly has one of the most liberal voting records in the U.S. House of Representatives, even managing to be ranked more liberal than Nancy Pelosi in the National Journal vote ratings.
  • Chen received $500 from the Union of American Physicians & Dentists Medical Defense Fund.  The UAPD is a labor union of doctors and dentists and is affiliated with AFSCME, which bills itself as the nation’s largest public services employee union.
  • Chang received $1,000 from the Association of California State Supervisors PAC.  The ACSS endorsed 59 Democrats and 3 Republicans in last year’s elections for the State Legislature.
  • Chang received $1,000 from the water board campaign account of former Councilman Mike Tuohey (NPP-West Covina), who is a former member of Democratic Municipal Officials, a 527 group that is a constituency organization of the Democratic National Committee.

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Former Executive Director of Los Angeles County GOP arrested

Posted by Allen Wilson on August 2, 2013

ScottHounsellThe Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch and KPCC are reporting that former Executive Director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County (RPLAC) has been arrested for sending text messages to a minor.

Scott Hounsell has served as Executive Director for RPLAC for six months of 2013 until his departure on June 15th is allegedly sending sexually text messages to a minor will be charged with two counts of misdemeanors according to KPCC.

Hounsell has previously served for former Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita) as a Field Representative and Internship Coordinator.

The story is developing and we will keep OC Political readers updated as the news becomes available.

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2nd Supervisorial District Campaign Finance Reports: Steel Way Ahead

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on August 2, 2013


Chris Nguyen gave an excellent analysis yesterday of the 73rd Assembly District campaign finance reports. I figured that I wanted to contribute to the party by providing a similar analysis of the 2nd Supervisorial District. This analysis is going to show that Michelle Steel is in a commanding lead. She currently has more cash on hand than every candidate running for the 2nd Supervisorial District and 73rd Assembly District combined.

The biggest surprise from this race is Joe Carchio. It was announced by Carchio last week that he was running for the seat. I obviously don’t expect him to report any money raised for the period covering January 1st- June 30th 2013, but he hasn’t even opened a committee yet.

Michelle Steel got the early lead on this race being the first to announce her candidacy. Her fundraising totals are quite impressive with just under $450,000 (includes transfers) in actual direct contributions arriving during this reporting period. That is an impressive number for any campaign, especially a Supervisorial campaign. I must admit that I was surprised that she doesn’t appear to have a campaign website up and running yet.

It is still really early in the race and Allan Mansoor is still only exploring a run for Supervisor, but his numbers are not super impressive. $8,400 (includes transfers) raised is not going to get the job done. He might have a name ID advantage going into the race but he cannot have a repeat performance of what happened in 2012 (getting massively outspent) against Michelle Steel. If he steps up his fundraising this election I can see him putting together some impressive fundraising numbers from some local grassroots organizations. At this point though it may be too late.

Jim Moreno raised the second most at $12,785 and did not have to transfer anything over from his College Board Account. This number is not great compared to Steel but I will give him credit for raising more than Mansoor. It will be interesting to see what he raises for this campaign as I do consider him a bit of a wild card candidate to make it to the run-off.

One of the more interesting statistics that I noticed from the reports are the lack of expenditures. Generally, candidates end up spending a lot of money up front, but that is not the case in this race with Steel leading the pack on spending at a whopping $6,593. I have a feeling that spending will go dramatically up during the next reporting period for all of the candidates.

Here is the breakdown:

Candidate Contributions Other
Expenditures Cash on Hand
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
COH Minus
Unpaid Bills
& Loans
Steel $449,939 $0 $0 $4,750 $6,593 $552,030 $547,280 $447,280
Moreno $12,785 $0 $2,100 $0 $3,221 $10,692 $10,692 $7,471
Carchio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mansoor $8,400 $0 $0 $0 $175 $8,225 $8,225 $8,225
Notes: Figures may be off by one dollar due to rounding.

Campaign finance reports for January 1-June 30, 2013 were due at 11:59 PM last night.

In order to provide the complete story, it must be noted that Michelle Steel did transfer money from her Board of Equalization account and Allan Mansoor transferred money from his Assembly account. Here is a chart to showing the breakdown of how much was raised and how much was transferred:

Transfer to Supe
$198,619 $1,000
Raised for Supe
$251,040 $7,400

Ladies and gentlemen this race is very one sided as of today. Michelle Steel has over 25 times as much money as all three of the other opponents COMBINED! I admit that Allan Mansoor has a name ID advantage going into the race and he did beat Leslie Daigle in 2012 despite being massively outspent, but if he doesn’t step up these numbers his chances of getting elected are very unlikely.

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