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A combination of well-connected charities and business groups have been given tickets to Chargers games, thanks to San Diego–elected officials. Recipients of the city’s stash of free tickets, the giveaway of which now has to be reported on orders of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission, have included the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, which got five tickets with a face value of $98 each to the November 15 Eagles game from city councilman Ben Hueso. Mayor Jerry Sanders gave five tickets to the October 19 Broncos game to the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hueso gave 25 tickets to the same game to MANA de San Diego, a nonprofit group that says it “empowers Latinas through education, leadership development, community service and advocacy.” He also gave ten tickets to that game to the Otay Mesa Chamber. Councilman Tony Young gave 30 tickets to the January 3 Redskins game to the Broadway Heights Community Council, which engages in “community cleanups and other volunteer efforts,” according to the disclosure. During the baseball season, Sanders gave 25 Petco Park tickets with a face value of $55 each to COREnet, identified as a “real estate organization focused on workspace management for governmental agencies.”

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