Mitt beats Barack in the 92037, raising more in campaign contributions from the tony town.
  • Mitt beats Barack in the 92037, raising more in campaign contributions from the tony town.
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It’s a dangerous place out there in the public sector. Witness the County of San Diego, currently seeking a contractor “experienced in risk assessment for public entities in potential workplace violence.” According to a request for proposals issued last week, “The contractor shall employ a licensed psychologist with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in threat assessment and violence in the work experience at all times,” as well as a forensic psychologist with the same background. In addition, both psychologists “shall be available on a 24-hour basis for emergencies and crisis situations; 7 days a week.” No word how much the arrangement will cost taxpayers…UCSD and the Atlantic magazine are running a razzle-dazzle three-day conference here in October “at the stunning Scripps Seaside Forum.” The theme: “Innovation Culture: Notes from the Frontier of Energy, Technology, and Medicine.” The event’s main “presenting underwriter,” though, is distinctly last century: Chevron Oil…Ex–Massachusetts governor and likely presidential contender Mitt Romney — who maintains a part-time residence in a beachside mansion in La Jolla’s Barber Tract — has triumphed over President Barack Obama, at least when it comes to raising campaign money in the 92037 zip code. During the first six months of the year, Obama managed to come up with a total of just $35,435, picking up $5000 each from Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, and retired financier Murray Galinson and $1000 from attorney Candace Carroll. Romney, on the other hand, collected $52,000. Donors included real estate investor Charles Spielman and his wife Amy ($5000); financier and developer Roger Boesky, second cousin of fallen New York stock speculator Ivan Boesky ($2500); and Peggy Preuss, wife of Peter Preuss, the former UC regent and millionaire who donated $5 million to start up the Preuss School on the UCSD campus ($2500).

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