Wearing my member-of-the-public hat I can disclose to you some wonderful work the HCDCC is doing on behalf of unions and state Democrats.
Reading campaign finance reports since the beginning of 2014 filed with HumCo’s election office, the most recent contributions using this admittedly user-unfriendly website, and the HCDCC’s publicly available filing ID of 761414 I’ve noticed that there are large contributions to the committee by our wonderful unions. Here are the totals…
Date: Amount: Contributor:
12/30/13 $34,000 AFSCME (full disclosure – I’m a dues-paying member)
8/8/14 $33,000 California Teachers Association
8/12/14 $34,000 CA State Council of Service Employees
9/16/14 $34,000 California School Employees Association
10/10/14 $25,000 California State Association of Electrical Workers
10/10/14 $34,000 AFSCME
Using the same sources, here are the significant non-local outlays:
Date: Amount: Recipient:
9/19/14 $35,000 Solorio for Senate 2014
9/25/14 $50,000 Chavez for Senate 2014
9/30/14 $25,000 Solorio for Senate 2014
Those are some public numbers for your perusal HumCo electorate. Before those of you inclined to get indignant from numbers like these get too indignant, please pay close attention to the eventual campaign finance for both candidates of these critical SoCal races. Here is one report on a major recent donation.
Money isn’t pretty in our political system. Liberals need to learn to be as transparent and open and discuss the forces that requires these somewhat odd money-paths. The stories about money that need to be told are not largely due to the overwhelming advantage conservatives have on this issue. It’s time for liberals to start fighting back and explain exactly what is going on. It’s difficult and probably pretty boring to most as it involves numbers, but the answers are in those hard-fought political campaign finance reports.
Full disclosure (part deux), in addition to being a member of the public, I am also the HCDCC Treasurer.