Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Feb. 26
Qualcomm's Jacobs and Scott Peter's Wife Give Big to Democrats
It may be part-time home to GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, but traditionally conservative La Jolla also has more than a few big money Democrats in residence these days.
Such is revealed by the most recent federal campaign finance filings, covering the final three months of last year.
Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and wife Joan, involved in a controversial campaign to reroute traffic through Balboa Park, each gave $5,000 on November 9 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Lynn Gorguze, the wife of port commissioner, ex-city councilman, and current Democratic congressional candidate Scott Peters, contributed $29,800 to the same committee on November 15.
That brought her total donations to the committee to $30,800 for the year.
Padres executive Fred Gerson gave $200 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation on November 22, bringing his total contributions to $600
In another upscale part of town, Marcy Krinsk, who with husband Jeffrey won an award from Save Our Heritage Organisation for preserving the 1965 Point Loma house of Republican and Jack in the Box founder Robert O. Peterson, designed by Russell Forester, gave $10,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on November 14.
Meanwhile, the GOP's Michael McKinnon, proprietor of TV's channel 51 and a former Texas state senator, gave a total of $10,000 to the National Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee on October 31 and November 9.
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