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Happy Friday! Given polling numbers, most of you are working harder from home and more days of the week, so I'm sure there is an end of the week these days. And, as we have seen in both the private an public sectors, the lack of the end of the week may be the "new normal," even after a SARS-CoV-19 vaccine.
My 20th reunion is this afternoon, via Zoom is course. How strange that it's been 29 years and how we observe such date now. As the former Law Students Association, I will be dialing in. The amazing Kara, who was the 3L representative, will be more focused on being the newest judge on the Sacramento County bench. After a few weeks, she is already hearing cases given thee backlog this year.
Anyway, I'll be short today as I figure out my keyboard and other issues.
On to the numbers and news...
THE VOTE: Here is the latest from Political Data's ballot tracker. Top-line is 21,508,716 ballots were mailed, with a breakdown of Dem: 43.4%, Rep: 24.2%, and NPP/other: 29.4%. Thus far, 4,521,142 have been returned (21%).
Partisan breakdown of returned ballots is:
- Democratic: 2,543,256 (25% of mailed)
- Republican: 946,316 (18% of mailed)
- NPP/other: 1,031,570 (16% of mailed)
The PDI site has breakdowns by congressional and state legislative districts (click "Select for Filters") and a list of the top 25 districts searched.
- SD13 (San Francisco): $28,481 to SUPPORT Scott Wiener (D) by the California Association of Realtors (Cumulative total: $310,181)
Large ballot measure contributions - cash only excluding in-kind contributions
- Yes on 15 (split roll): $25,000 from two donors, including $25,000 from the Social Good Advocacy Fund
- No on 22 (transportation network companies): $350,000 from two donors, including $250,000 from the California State Building and Construction Trades
Doing the Laundry
If you're new to this game, this is how special interests can far exceed the $4,700 contribution limit for the November general. I explained the process on 9/15. After passing max $38,800 contributions through party committees, those committees can pass the money along far in excess of the $4,700. It's "washed" as long as the original donor doesn't "direct" the money. Of course, we all know the competitive races. I list them for ATCpro subscribers.
These don't include state party money. It's just "fun" to watch the flow if you like reading hundreds of campaign finance reports each day. The Republican Party doesn't have much of this activity which would be a good panel discussion to explore why. I have my thoughts. Of course, California's GOP has far less money to go around these days, although there's lots of business-side money found in independent expenditures.
All in the game, yo'.
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