Campaign Finances 2016
A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers’ Federation deals with Chevron’s tax and campaign finance activities in California.
The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
The real estate industry has so far spent about $188,000 in opposition to Richmond’s rent control measure—over triple the amount spent in support.
After a West Contra Costa Unified School District school board race free of negative ads through the end of October, a new late-game attack ad was sent out against candidate Mister Phillips.
Who’s your money on for the Richmond City Council election? And where are you from? A local election doesn’t necessarily mean local money.
Campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into this year’s race for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, and over half of this money has come from organizations connected to charter schools.
Two years after spending more than $3 million only to see each candidate it backed lose, Chevron and its political action committee, Moving Forward, have been notably absent from the 2016 election cycle.
The last Friday of September was the first pre-election filing deadline for city council candidates to submit campaign finance reports. It was the first chance for the public to see the inner financial workings of their campaigns, such as who gives them money and how much they spend.