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THE NOONER for October 22, 2012

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E-15

 -- TWELVE HOURS TO REGISTER TO VOTE --

Happy Monday. I'm off to Riverside for a few days, escaping Sacramento's first real rain storm. Aside from trying to write a presentation on the future of community colleges, today's biggest challenge is balancing the presidential debate (6pm PDT) and the game 7 of Giants-Cards (5:07pm PDT).

VBM REPORT: 795,465 votes cast (10% of VBMs -- 43% Dem, 37% Rep, 20% Other) - Paul has a great new cover page on the hottest 22 congressional and legislative districts.

Tomorrow, Big Dog Bill Clinton will be appearing at UC Irvine to endorse and rally behind Southern California congressional candidates Julia Brownley, Alan Lowenthal, Scott Peters, Raul Ruiz, Mark Takano. The event is at 5pm and the Bren Events Center.

PE: Gary Miller in CD31, John Tavaglione in CD41 

CD21: Valley's West side race for Congress heats up [John Ellis @ Fresno Bee]

  • CD21 Note: the VBM return reports have 8% of VBMs turned in in CD21 with a split of 53% Dem, 34% Rep, 19% Other.
  • On this, I have moved AD32 to Leans Democrat, as Dem VBM turnout is +23% (3% over registration).

CD30: Calif.’s Democrat-vs.-Democrat, Berman-Sherman contest may be nation’s nastiest [Valerie Richardson @ WaTimes]

CD35: NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg may spend for Gloria McLeod and against Joe Baca over gun control [Ben Goad @ PE]

CD52: Bilbray 47%, Peters 38% in USD Center for Education Policy and Law/U-T San Diego poll

SD27: Veteran lawmaker Fran Pavley, newcomer Todd Zink face off in 27th Senate District [Susan Abram @ DailyNews]

  • SD27 Note: The VBM return reports have GOP+3% [GOP reg +9%]

AD20: The Chronicle endorses Bill Quirk.

AD72: Troy Edgar adds another $100,000 to his race against fellow Republican Travis Allen.

PE: Warner (D) for AD40, Nestande (R) for AD42, Brown (D) for AD47, Batey (R) for AD61, Melendez (R) for AD67

PROP30PROP32: Dumbest Donation Ever? [Joe Mathews @ Fox & Hounds]

LAWANDORDER: The Bee's Jon Ortiz answers the question: "Where is CCPOA?"

2016: Antonio Villaraigosa undecided on 2016, tells Politico's Alexander Burns "I want to figure out how we move America and, importantly, my state, toward what I call a radical middle," while headlining the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

TESTING: I've been adding election night result scripts to Around The Capitol. Hopefully, I won't do anything as stupid as this. Anyway, take a look and let me know if it should be displayed differently.

 

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Ballot Measure Endorsements
PaperP30P31P32P33P34P35P36P37P38P39P40
Bakersfield Californian N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
LA Daily News Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y
LATimes Y N N N Y N  Y N N Y Y
MercNews/BANG Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y
OCRegister N N Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
Press-Enterprise N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y
SacBee Y N N N Y  N Y N N Y Y
SFChron Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
UTSanDiego N Y Y N   Y Y N N N Y

 

Federal Independent Expenditure Reports
Independent SpenderCandidatePurposeAmountDate
Congresional Leadership Fund Lois Capps (Oppose) TV/Media Placement $106,581.20 10/19/12
Congresional Leadership Fund Lois Capps (Oppose) Web Video $72,000.00 10/19/12
Congresional Leadership Fund Lois Capps (Oppose) TV/Media Production $14,791.50 10/19/12
House Majority PAC Tony Strickland (Oppose) Media Production Costs $6,367.00 10/19/12
House Majority PAC Tony Strickland (Oppose) Television Advertisement $99,765.97.00 10/19/12
Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee Brian Bilbray (Support) Radio & Television Advertisement $220,000.00 10/19/12
Spirit of Democracy America Abel Maldonado (Support) Campaign Literature and Mailings $31,948.88 10/19/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Direct Mail & Postage $3,999.81 10/19/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Direct Mail & Postage $11,448.18 10/19/12
NARAL Pro-Choice America Tony Strickland (Oppose) Mail Production $10,054.10 10/20/12
Friends of Democracy Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Mail $31,895.55 10/19/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Scott Peters (Oppose) Radio Advertising $38,596.00 10/11/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Scott Peters (Oppose) Radio Advertising $2,517.00 10/11/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Scott Peters (Oppose) Radio Advertising $21,662.00 10/11/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Julia Brownley (Oppose) Mailing and Postage $19,165.00 10/19/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Scott Peters (Oppose) Radio Advertising $19,065.00 10/19/12
House Majority PAC Jeff Denham (Oppose) Direct Mail $10,452.50 10/18/12
House Majority PAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Media Production Costs $6,367.00 10/18/12
House Majority PAC Tony Strickland (Oppose) Media Production Costs $12,023.77 10/18/12
House Majority PAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Television Advertising $99,762.50 10/18/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Scott Peters (Oppose) Media $19,160.00 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Ami Bera (Oppose) Media $21,829.14 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Lois Capps (Oppose) Media $19,635.00 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Jerry McNerney (Oppose) Media $456,576.77 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Lois Capps (Oppose) Media $55,497.74 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Media $182,913.08 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Scott Peters (Oppose) Media $396,182.05 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Ami Bera (Oppose) Media $462,474.09 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Jerry McNerney (Oppose) Media $20,072.76 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Survey Research $12,500.00 10/19/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Media $21,600.00 10/19/12
Citizens for Prosperity and Good Government Brad Sherman (Support) Mail $16,500.00 10/19/12
Restoring our Community Ed Royce (Support) Design, Printing, Data, Postage $11,719.00 10/19/12
Environment America Action Fund Lois Capps (Support) Payment for voter contact program $3,546.38 10/18/12
Environment America Action Fund Ami Bera (Support) Payment for voter contact program $16,549.76 10/18/12
Spirit of Democracy America Paul Cook (Support) Campaign Literature and Mailings $29,404.86 10/18/12
Spirit of Democracy America Abel Maldonado (Support) TV or Cable Airtime and Production $25,890.69 10/18/12
Spirit of Democracy America Lois Capps (Oppose) TV or Cable Airtime and Production $100,000.00 10/18/12
CREDO SuperPAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Printing $3,101.12 10/18/12
CREDO SuperPAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Bags $3,485.79/td> 10/18/12
CREDO SuperPAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Printing $3,101.12 10/18/12
CREDO SuperPAC Dan Lungren (Oppose) Strategic Consulting $937.50 10/18/12
Committee to Elect an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Slate Mail $3,755.00 10/18/12
Committee to Elect an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Direct Mail $82,941.890 10/18/12
Committee to Elect an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Slate Mail $3,770.50 10/15/12
Committee to Elect an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Advertising $500.00 10/12/12
Committee to Elect an Effective Valley Congressman Howard Berman (Support) Direct Mail $32,534.51 10/17/12
Humane Society Legislative Fund Tony Strickland (Support) Phone Poll $4,686.83 10/18/12
Humane Society Legislative Fund Tony Strickland (Support) Printing $45,593.00 10/18/12
Humane Society Legislative Fund Tony Strickland (Support) Staff Time $6.08 10/18/12
Humane Society Legislative Fund Tony Strickland (Support) Staff Time $24.16 10/18/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Online Advertisements $198.00 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Online Advertisements $198.00 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Mailer $8,369.97 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Mailer $4,184.99 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Staff Time for Emailing Voter Guide $4.25 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Staff Time for Twitter and Facebook $13.54 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Staff Time for Twitter and Facebook $13.53 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Staff Time for Writer $37.81 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Staff Time for Mailer $75.62 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Staff Time for Robocalls $61.20 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Staff Time for Robocalls $61.20 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Scott Peters (Support) Robocalls $832.18 10/17/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Robocalls $832.17 10/17/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Radio Ad $1,323.00 10/18/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Television Ade $88,740.00 10/18/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Television Ad Production $16,476.30 10/18/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Newspaper Ad $282.00 10/18/12
American College of Radiology Association PAC Mary Bono Mack (Support) Mailed Ad $15,000.00 10/22/12

 

State Independent Expenditure Reports
Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $167 10/02/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $9 10/01/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $31 10/04/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $483 10/05/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $3 10/05/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 38 (Oppose) $12,061 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 37 (Support) $268 10/02/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 38 (Oppose) $34 10/04/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $890 10/03/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $17,481 10/10/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $7 10/02/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $147 10/01/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 38 (Oppose) $55 10/01/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $315 10/08/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $2 10/10/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $12,522 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 37 (Support) $26 10/08/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $148 10/02/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $41 10/04/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $17,682 10/12/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $27 10/03/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $486 10/05/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 38 (Oppose) $19 10/02/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $181 10/11/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $27 10/11/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $12,050 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 37 (Support) $30 10/11/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $894 10/03/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $202 10/01/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 35 (Support) $12,533 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 33 (Oppose) $25 10/04/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 37 (Support) $12,071 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 40 (Support) $315 10/08/2012 10/21/2012
Democratic State Central Committee Of California Proposition 38 (Oppose) $23 10/03/2012 10/21/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,000 10/07/2012 10/21/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $347 10/10/2012 10/21/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Cathleen Galgiani (i) (Support) $7,000 10/16/2012 10/21/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Cathleen Galgiani (i) (Support) $37,969 10/19/2012 10/21/2012
Perea Reviving Jobs And The Economy Ballot Measure Committee Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. (Support) $12,000 10/20/2012 10/21/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Rocky Chavez (Support) $84,615 10/09/2012 10/21/2012
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Rob Bonta (Support) $33,997 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Pedro Rios (Oppose) $27,130 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $16,585 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $928 10/18/2012 10/20/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Jeff Miller (Support) $97,927 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Frank Bigelow (Support) $39,645 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Beall (i) (Support) $52,981 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Frank Bigelow (i) (Support) $425 10/15/2012 10/20/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Rico Oller (i) (Oppose) $11,838 10/17/2012 10/20/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Rico Oller (i) (Oppose) $425 10/15/2012 10/20/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Frank Bigelow (i) (Support) $11,838 10/17/2012 10/20/2012
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Brian Dahle (Support) $10,000 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Chau For Assembly 2012, Independent Doctors For A Better Future To Support Ed Ed Chau (Support) $2,559 10/20/2012 10/20/2012
Chau For Assembly 2012, Independent Doctors For A Better Future To Support Ed Ed Chau (Support) $4,902 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $167,331 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Peter Tateishi (i) (Oppose) $55,755 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Bill Berryhill (i) (Oppose) $75,547 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Bill Batey (i) (Oppose) $11,578 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jeff Miller (i) (Oppose) $22,871 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jose J. Medina (i) (Support) $34,734 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Richard Bloom (i) (Oppose) $57,093 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of Santa Barbara, Ventura And San Luis Obispo Pac Hannah Beth Jackson (i) (Support) $5,300 10/16/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Richard Roth (i) (Support) $1,835 10/04/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Jose Medina (i) (Support) $1,835 10/04/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Craig Huey (Oppose) $2,676 10/12/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Al Muratsuchi (Support) $2,676 10/12/2012 10/20/2012
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Fran Pavley (Support) $5,317 10/12/2012 10/20/2012
Protecting Choice In California 2012, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of California Ken Cooley (i) (Support) $5,300 10/16/2012 10/20/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Rocky Chavez (Support) $8,933 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Sherry Hodges (Oppose) $29,561 10/19/2012 10/20/2012
Alarcon For Assembly 2012, Spnsrd & Major Funding By Cnsmr Attys Of Ca Ind. Cmpgn Cmte And L.a. Cnty Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Cmte, Californians For Accountability Richard Alarcon (Support) $7,000 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Alarcon For Assembly 2012, Spnsrd & Major Funding By Cnsmr Attys Of Ca Ind. Cmpgn Cmte And L.a. Cnty Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Cmte, Californians For Accountability Raul Bocanegra (Oppose) $20,889 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Raul Bocanegra (Support) $48,353 10/15/2012 10/19/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Yes On Proposition 30 (Support) $167 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) No On Propositon 32 (Oppose) $167 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Bill Quirk (i) (Support) $16,500 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Adam Gray (Support) $22,237 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Richard Roth (Oppose) $42,879 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee San Leandro Measure L (Oppose) $500 10/09/2012 10/19/2012
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee San Leandro Measure L (Oppose) $3,681 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Carl Demaio (Support) $4,264 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Adam Gray (Support) $15,000 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Roger Hernandez (Support) $2,000 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
California Optometric Pac Aka Cal-opac Beth Gaines (Support) $4,500 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Fran Pavley (Support) $16,839 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Fran Pavley (Support) $1,600 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Providers, Realtors, School Employees And Construction Trades Organizations Craig Huey (i) (Oppose) $43,503 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jerry Hill (Support) $24,053 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Chau For Assembly 2012, Independent Doctors For A Better Future To Support Ed Ed Chau (Support) $2,739 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Citizens For California Reform Bill Berryhill (Support) $24,613 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Consumers For Choice Ken Cooley (Oppose) $27,888 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Family Farmers Working For A Better California, With Major Support By Western Growers Association Michael Allen (Oppose) $54,740 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Family Farmers Working For A Better California, With Major Support By Western Growers Association Betsy Butler (Oppose) $45,018 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Hughes Jr.; B Wayne And Wendy Hughes And Subsidiaries Jackie Lacey (Support) $38,421 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Hughes Jr.; B Wayne And Wendy Hughes And Subsidiaries Proposition 36 - Three Strikes Law, Sentencing For (Support) $12,807 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Edwin Chau (Oppose) $121,067 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Los Angeles County Building And Construction Trades Council - Political Action Committee Political Contributions By Payroll Deduction. Cont (Oppose) $1,143 10/02/2012 10/19/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $2,771 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Richard D. Roth (i) (Support) $10,631 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jose J. Medina (i) (Support) $10,631 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Brian Dahle (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Paul Fong (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Jim Beall (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Bill Quirk (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Fran Pavley (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Ken Cooley (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Betsy Butler (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Adam Gray (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Marty Block (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Michael Allen (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Al Muratsuchi (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Bob Whalen (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Rob Bonta (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Jerry Hill (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Hannah-beth Jackson (Support) $10,000 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Craig Huey (Oppose) $4,250 10/18/2012 10/19/2012
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Fran Pavley (Support) $1,001 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
San Diego County Apartment Association Pac Yes On Proposition 35 (Support) $5,000 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber Of Commerce Political Action Committee (chamberpac) Rose Herrera (Support) $24,083 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Santa Ana Police Officers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Political Contributions By Payroll Deduction (Oppose) $12,412 10/19/2012 10/19/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Rocky Chavez (Support) $23,300 10/18/2012 10/19/2012

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Business Outspending Labor On Campaigns
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross @
sfgate.com
Thanks to Proposition 32 - the measure that would bar unions from automatically deducting members' dues for political purposes - the role of special-interest money is a front-and-center issue in the current campaign.

CTA's Big Push, Winning Hearts And Minds, One Voter At A Time
John Fensterwald and Kathryn Baron @
edsource.org
Instead of meeting in Los Angeles, as they usually do this time of year, the 800 state council delegates of the California Teachers Association, along with hundreds of others, mobilized over the weekend in their local districts, making phone calls and house calls urging voters to say yes on Proposition 30 and no on Proposition 32 by capitalizing on what they consider their best asset: themselves.

California Top Political Fund Exporter
Summer Ballentime and Richard S. Dunham @
sfgate.com
Californians are bankrolling candidates across the nation at a record pace in 2012, giving $314.6 million to contenders for federal office, with about 3 of every 5 dollars in donations leaving the Golden State, according to a Chronicle analysis of 2011 and 2012 campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.

VIDEO
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
For the second time in as many days, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday said his ballot measure to raise taxes is about jobs, seeking just more than two weeks before Election Day to broaden its appeal.

Correctional Officers Union Stays Low-Profile For Election
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
After more than two decades as a major player in California's crime and punishment policy, the state's correctional officers union has embraced a quiet – and cheaper – pragmatism.

Hundreds of local tax measures fill Calif. ballot
JUDY LIN, Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
Gov. Jerry Brown has competition on the November ballot, and it's not just from a rival statewide tax initiative seeking to raise income taxes for school funding.

Dan Walters: Bankruptcy Filings By California Cities May Spread
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
So far this year, three California cities have filed for bankruptcy protection, and it's likely they will be joined by at least a few others in the not-too-distant future.

Sen. Feinstein, Set To Win New Term, Aims To Be A Bridge Builder
Richard Simon @
latimes.com
California's senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, is heavily favored for reelection. The Democrat says she aims to continue being a bridge builder and an independent voice for her state.

Pretrial Programs Push No-Bail Release
Marisa Lagos @
sfgate.com
As county jails around California swell with inmates, some liberal organizations are pushing counties and the state to adopt programs that would let qualified detainees out of jail without having to post bail.

Video: Broadening Appeal, Jerry Brown Says Tax Initiative About Jobs
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
For the second time in as many days, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday said his ballot measure to raise taxes is about jobs, seeking just more than two weeks before Election Day to broaden its appeal.

Anti-tax group seeks limits on pay for union presidents
utsandiego.com
Organizers with a local anti-tax group said they hope to lobby state legislators and ask them to end the practice of school districts paying the salary of teachers union presidents while they aren’t working in the classroom.

Cities, Low On Cash, Hope Ballot Measures Change Their Fortunes
Phil Willon @
latimes.com
Struggling to pay for essentials, local governments and school districts across California are hoping ballot measures will change their fortunes.

Organized Labor's Plate Is Full With Proposition 32
Rick Orlov @
dailynews.com
Unions have kicked in most of the $54 million to fight the measure and there is starting to be talk about the peripheral effects of the campaign on the measure.

Three-Strikes Shouldn't Be About Small-time Crime
George Skelton @
latimes.com
Prop. 36 would restrict harsh 25-years-to-life terms for minor third offenses and save the state money.

Pension Debt: Ticking Time Bomb Or Myth?
calpensions.com
The study issued last week by an actuarial firm, Milliman, concluded that the largest pension funds are not, as critics have charged, using overly optimistic earnings forecasts and other methods to hide massive debt.

Letters to the Editor: State ballot propositions
being better stewards, we can create good jobs with a real future. @
sacbee.com
Re: "Voters should OK modification of 'three strikes' " (Editorials, Oct. 4): Proposition 36 is another attempt to water down the "three-strikes" law.

California Voters Declaring Their Independence
Daniel Weintraub @
healthycal.org
It’s conventional wisdom in political circles that California, like the rest of the country, has become more polarized in recent years. Just watch any election campaign or session of the Legislature and it seems clear that we are a hopelessly divided people.

Porn Condom Measure May Have Trouble Drawing Voter Interest
Los Angeles Times @
latimes.com
Foes and backers of Measure B, which would require actors in L.A. County to wear condoms on adult film sets, may have trouble convincing voters to consider issue.

Record Number Of Voters This Year In S.F. - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Monday may be the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election, but San Francisco already has a record number of people signed up to cast their ballots. The 489,000 residents registered as of Thursday tops the city's previous record of 486,822 for the November 2004 election and is well above the 477,356 registered for the last presidential vote in 2008. With the city's population rising, San Francisco is looking at a potential half-million registered voters in coming years, said John Arntz, the city's elections chief. "The last day of registration is always a big day, so we expect to get more than 1,000 new registrations on Monday," Arntz said. Since September, Californians have been able to register online; that's the fastest, easiest way to sign up to vote in the November election, Arntz said. By showing up a bit earlier, voters will be able to register and then vote immediately at the election department's advance voting area, which closes at 5 p.m.

Romney Spokesman Denies Campaign Outsourcing
McKay Coppins @
buzzfeed.com
The Romney campaign flatly rejected a widely-spread online rumor Sunday night that it had outsourced some of its call centers.

Immigration A Wedge Between Obama, Romney
contracostatimes.com
Obama, Romney have unveiled stark differences on immigration that could affect millions of California families.

California Lawmaker Calls On The Public To Help Protect Incapacitated Adults From Excessive Fees In Probate Court
Local @
mercurynews.com
Santa Clara County residents are being asked to weigh in on proposed rules that would curb excessive fees charged to the elderly and disabled in probate court.

A ‘greatest Hits’ Of Misleading Romney Claims
washingtonpost.com
“If Barack Obama is reelected, what will the next four years be like? One, the debt will grow from 16 trillion to 20 trillion dollars. Two, 20 million Americans could lose their employer-based health care. Three, taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. Four, energy prices will continue to go up. And five, $716 billion in Medicare cuts that hurt current seniors.”