Jeff Smith 10 a.m., July 29
San Diegans Give Big to Romney Super PAC but Not to Obama's
Residents of San Diego and surrounding cities continue to shell out major cash to Mitt Romney's super PAC, Restore Our Future.
According to campaign finance reports, Thomas Sudberry, owner of San Diego-based Sudberry Properties, has decided to support Mitt Romney, giving $30,000 to his super PAC.
Sudberry joins fellow developer Doug Manchester, who has given a total of $75,000 ($50,000 from his personal account and $25,000 from Manchester Financial Group), as the two largest contributors in San Diego.
Other benefactors include City Attorney Jan Goldsmith who gave $25,000 from his campaign, attorney Roy Morrow Bell, who gave $1000; James Brown, a real estate owner and former chairman of the Bank of San Diego Bancorp, gave $6000; and $8000 from lawyer Christopher Garret.
In all, that makes $145,000 in donations to Restore Our Future from San Diego County residents.
On the other side, the president's super PAC, Priorities USA Action, hasn't had the same support.
So far, San Diegans have given a total of $3,500: Michael Gilligan, owner of Burger Lounge, gave $250; Sandra Mollenauer, a professor at SDSU, gave $1,000; and San Diego government watchdog Mel Shapiro donated $2,250.
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- San Diego and soft money: County residents donate more than $4 million to Obama and Romney Super PACs — Aug. 31, 2012
- UT owner Doug Manchester gives $63,816 to Romney Super PAC bringing total donations to $118,816 — Aug. 30, 2012
- State Senator Mark Wyland Gives $10,000 To Romney Super PAC — June 20, 2012
- Lawrence and Suzanne Hess Gave $294,000 in Political Donations — May 16, 2012
- City Attorney Jan Goldsmith's Campaign Committee Donates $25,000 to Romney Super PAC — May 1, 2012