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  • Unions Claim Prop 32 Would Rob Them Of Political Power

    10/20/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 19, 2012 8:26 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Labor union members claim Proposition 32, which would limit how unions raise money for California political campaigns, would rob them of their political power. A clause in the proposition on the November ballot would prohibit unions from payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, said the provision weakens the ability of unions to participate in elections. “They could still try to get voluntary donations from members, but without that steady stream of income via the payroll deductions, it would be a lot harder for them,” he said. Maria...
  • Wealthy GOP donor jumps into Beth Gaines' Assembly race

    05/16/2012 4:19:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/16/12 | Jim Sanders
    A political advocacy group funded largely by wealthy Stanford physicist Charles T. Munger Jr. has poured $83,000 this week into an independent push to re-elect Republican Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. Gaines, of Rocklin, is running against attorney and fellow Republican Andy Pugno in the 6th Assembly District, a newly drawn district based in Placer County but extending into Sacramento and El Dorado counties. Democrat Reginald Bronner of Lincoln rounds out the field. A radio advertisement and campaign literature supporting Gaines was funded by Spirit of Democracy, whose coffers consist of $727,000 from Munger and $150,000 from the California Dental Association, records...
  • A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention (California Republicans)

    09/21/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies
    Flash Report ^ | 20 September 2011 | Jon Fleischman
    A Recap Of the CRP Platform Committee Activity At the Convention There is much to be said about the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention held in downtown Los Angeles last weekend. Presidential candidates and a straw poll, great workshops and townhalls, tributes, speeches and more. The better part of a thousand GOP activists, donors and leaders descended on the L.A. Live! Marriott-Ritz hotel, across from the Staples Center (we were the pre-show for the Emmy Awards, I guess). This column, however, is devoted to only one aspect of the convention – the ongoing process of the quadrennial adoption of the...
  • Charles T. Munger Jr. puts more than money into California Republican politics

    09/16/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/16/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Charles T. Munger Jr. isn't your run-of-the-mill Republican donor. The wealthy Stanford physicist is gaining prominence in a state Republican Party now regularly in search of money needed to win in blue California. But Munger's involvement in the state GOP goes beyond writing checks. His influence will be on display this weekend as California Republicans gather in Los Angeles for their fall convention and begin discussing a Munger-inspired platform that downplays traditional GOP positions on gun rights, abortion and same-sex marriage. The bow tie-wearing Republican has spent recent months shepherding a behind-the-scenes effort to adopt a more moderate California Republican...