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— Engel did not return phone calls seeking comment.

By the end of 1997, Golding had raised almost a million dollars from a combination of the Spanos connections, the San Diego hotel business, and other special interests including San Diego architects, lawyers, developers, biotech companies, and others who wanted city hall favors.

The million-dollar figure would have been impressive had it been reported in mid-1997, and perhaps led other political donors to climb on board. But Golding's festering stadium problem would not go away, and her fundraising prowess had already been discounted by the state's political professionals.

In the end, Golding's attempt to conceal the Spanos influence by delaying its disclosure was regarded to have backfired. The mayor was forced to pull out of the race, blaming Issa's self-financed campaign for her poor showing. The campaign was over, but not skepticism over the connection between Golding's long-standing support for the Chargers' ticket guarantee and the campaign money received from the Spanos interests.

San Diego Chargers/A.G. Spanos

Construction Co.

Total contributions: $10,000

BERBERIAN, DEA SPANOS

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

FILIOS, GEORGE

7/14/97 $1000

LAS VEGAS, NV 89113

FILIOS, NITSA

7/14/97 $1000

LAS VEGAS, NV 89113

MURPHY, JEREMIAH JR

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

MURPHY, SANDRA

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

ORFANOS, NATALIA

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

RUHL, BARRY

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

RUHL, ALEXIS

6/30/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

SPANOS, GEORGE

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

SPANOS, MARY

7/14/97 $1000

STOCKTON, CA 95207

Luce, Forward Hamilton & Scripps

Stadium and convention center lawsuit law firm

Total contributions: $6000

BEAM, CRAIG

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92131

BUELL, ROBERT

12/12/97 $250

SOLANA BEACH, CA 92075

CELENTINO, CHRISTOPHER

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92103

CHINE, JEFFREY

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92130

COPELAND, ROBERT

12/12/97 $250

LA MESA, CA 91941

DAVEE, GERALD

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92120

DOUCETTE, DENNIS J

11/25/97 $250

DEL MAR, CA 92014

HELLRICH, CHARLES

12/12/97 $250

GLENDALE, CA 91203

LATHROP, MITCHELL

12/12/97 $200

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

LATHROP, MITCHELL

10/7/97 $300

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

LATHROP, MITCHELL L

6/19/97 $500

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

MAY, THOMAS

12/12/97 $250

POWAY, CA 92064

MCGINNIS, ROBERT

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92116

ROUSE, RONALD

12/12/97 $250

DEL MAR, CA 92014

SONNE, SCOTT

12/12/97 $250

LA MESA, CA 91941

SORENSEN, OTTO

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92103

STEINER, ROBERT

12/12/97 $250

CHULA VISTA, CA 90912

STEINHAUSE, DARRYL

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92131

SWAN, EDWARD PATRICK

11/7/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

WALL, STEVEN S

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92110

WARING, KATHY

12/12/97 $500

LA JOLLA, CA 92037

YALE, WILLIAM

12/12/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

Southwest Marine

Total contributions: $10,000

SOUTHWEST MARINE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

7/25/97 $5000

ADAMS, MICHAEL

11/6/97 $250

LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651

AJAMIAN, DANIEL

11/6/97 $500

SAN DIEGO, CA 92212

CAMACHO, RICHARD

11/6/97 $250

CHULA VISTA, CA 91913

COTTER, DANIEL P

11/4/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

ENGEL, DAVID

11/6/97 $250

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067

ENGEL, HERBERT G

6/2/97 $1000

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA 92067

EWING, B EDWARD

11/6/97 $1000

LA JOLLA, CA 92037

FISCHER, MARTIN T

11/4/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92107

HAVER, RICHARD

11/6/97 $250

ANTIOCH, CA 94509

KILPATRICK, ROBERT A

11/6/97 $250

JAMUL, CA 91935

O'ROURKE, JOSEPH

11/4/97 $250

LONG BEACH, CA 90815

SCHWARTZ, LLOYD A

11/4/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92170

SPALETA, MATTHEW

11/4/97 $250

SAN PEDRO, CA 90732

Solar/Caterpillar

Key tenant of Port of San Diego

Total contributions: $7000

BOERS, HANS

6/30/97 $250

EL CAJON, CA 92019

HAAK, B MICHAEL

9/9/97 $500

SAN DIEGO, CA 92120

INGS, DONALD

6/2/97 $1000

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

LEHMANN, DAVID

6/30/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

NOLEN, KEN

6/30/97 $250

SAN DIEGO, CA 92130

PORTER, JOHN

6/30/97 $1000

CORONADO, CA 92118

UMPLEBY, DONALD III

9/9/97 $250

CARDIFF, CA 92007

ZELL, EDWARD

6/30/97 $1000

SAN DIEGO, CA 92120

FITES, DONALD V

10/16/97 $1000

PEORIA, IL 61629

OWENS, JAMES W

10/16/97 $500

DUNLAP, IL 61525

THOMPSON, RICHARD L

10/14/97 $1000

PEORIA, IL 61614

San Diego Padres/

John Moores family

Total contributions: $4000

LUCCHINO, LAWRENCE

6/2/97 $1000

SAN DIEGO, CA 92037

MOORES, JOHN

6/2/97 $1000

DEL MAR, CA 92014

MOORES, REBECCA

6/2/97 $1000

DEL MAR, CA 92014

FITZPATRICK, C M

6/30/97 $500

LA JOLLA, CA 92037

FITZPATRICK, C M

11/25/97 $200

FITZPATRICK, C M

10/7/97 $300

LA JOLLA, CA 92037

Nielsen Dillingham

Stadium Contractor

Total contributions: $2250

MARBLE, SANDRA

6/19/97 $1000

DEL MAR, CA 92014

MARBLE, STEPHEN

12/2/97 $250

DEL MAR, CA 92014

HIGGINS, WILLIAM

6/19/97 $1000

PLEASANTON, CA 94588

Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc.

Chargers practice field contractor

Total contributions: $4750

BARNHART, ARTHUR

12/2/97 $250

POWAY, CA 92064

BARNHART, ARTHUR L

6/2/97 $500

POWAY, CA 92064

BARNHART, DOUGLAS EDWARD

5/9/97 $1000

POWAY, CA 92064

BARNHART, NANCY J

5/9/97 $1000

POWAY, CA 92064

BARNHART, TAMELA

6/30/97 $1000

SAN DIEGO, CA 92128

BARNHART, TARA

6/30/97 $1000

WHITTIER, CA 90603

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