GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, running against freshman La Jolla Democrat Scott Peters, has been raising money in New York City. According to the website PoliticalPartyTime.org, Log Cabin New York threw a December 10 Manhattan fundraiser for the former city councilman and another GOP congressional hopeful, real estate man and ex-state senator Richard Tisei of Massachusetts.
The New York group is “is part of Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest organization of gay and lesbian Republicans,” its website says. They endorsed DeMaio in July. ... Governor Jerry Brown has picked up $49,000 in campaign contributions to his putative reelection bid next year from La Jolla–based King’s Casino. The operation’s Ryan Stone, a founder of La Jolla’s Monarch Group with ex–Coastal Commissioner Pat Kruer, gave Brown $5000 in July. King’s has been involved in development of a blackjack operation in Citrus Heights, a Sacramento suburb.