Shane Goldmacher is a former reporter for Capitol Weekly. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Political Review.

E-mail Shane

  • National NAACP bucks CA chapter, backs tobacco tax initiative
  • NAACP's Huffman assailed for tobacco, telecom payments
  • Schwarzenegger targets the 'ElimiDate Voter'
  • Legislators tap Sacramento interests for campaign cash
  • New York developer's eminent-domain crusade comes to California
  • Schwarzenegger's election-year olive branches
  • Dems, Gov. tapped same spots for campaign cash
  • Schwarzenegger has a special interest in Capitol-area money
  • Schwarzenegger's million-dollar woman
  • The kings and queens of the California political quotation
  • All about Phil: Angelides is strategist in own campaign
  • "Women of the year" married to men of Legislature
  • With new law, chase for campaign cash becomes family affair
  • High school student gives governor $44,600
  • Going to interview with CTA? Be sure to look into the camera
  • David Crane: Arnold's other Democratic adviser
  • The rise of the blogs: How the GOP uses the Web to organize

  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.

    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.

    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.

    Web CA Observer

    Powered by FeedBlitz

    Subscribe in Bloglines
    Subscribe in NewsGator Online
    Add 'The California Observer' to Newsburst from CNET
    Add 'The California Observer' to ODEO
    Subscribe in Rojo

    Powered by Blogger

    Saturday, April 22, 2006

    The latest on the Angelides IE campaign

    This weekend, there have been several new developments in the pro-Angelides independent expenditure campaign. The first is the backers have been revealed and how much they have invested has become public. As has been expected, the major funding is provided by Angelo Tsakopoulos and his daughter Eleni Tsakopoulos. The elder Tsakopoulos chipped in $3.75 million and Eleni another $1.25 million. The California Professional Firefighters tossed in another $11,000. The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association also have signed on to the campaign, but haven't donated any money.

    The overall size of the ad buy is $5 million. As Bill Bradley points out, that money will not go as far as candidate spent funds. That's because federal regulations put a cap on the price television stations can charge directly to campaigns. No such limits exist for independent expenitures. And because the Tsakopoulos buy has come in late, they are likely to pay a premium for ad placement. The ads are set to begin running on Sunday.

    The ad itself is a positive spot. It features firefighters and police officers, with a siren soundtrack playing in the backdrop. The ad describes Angelides as the "only" candidate to have stood up for them, the Sacramento Bee reported today.

    Another interesting development is the past campaign work of the assistant treasurer of the independent expenditure campaign. On Friday, the Westly campaign sent out a missive that Vona L. Copp, the IE assistant treasurer, had previously worked as treasurer for “Rescue California – Recall Gray Davis” committee. She also has worked as treasurer for U.S. Rep. Dan Lungren, and Assemblymembers Chuck Devore, Guy Houston and Alan Nakanishi. "Now, why would supposed big Democrats like the Tsakopouloses hire the former treasurer of the committee that funded the recall of Democratic Gov. Davis as an official of their own “independent” expenditure committee?," asked Garry South.

    The real question is whether anyone in the general public will care about any of this...or whether they will simply see the ads on TV.

    Comments on "The latest on the Angelides IE campaign"


    post a comment