Staff Blog Entries

Walmart pumps $515,000 through Encinitas-based dark money group

Arkansas discount giant that bought its Oceanside liquor license from "Papa Doug" Manchester flexes political muscle using cash from North County-based 501 (c) 4 non-profit

In a possible preview of things to come in San Diego's big money mayoral contest, retail giant Walmart has employed ...

County Office of Education hit with warning letter over travel freebies

Long running state political watchdog's investigation of controversial conduct of education office ends with a whimper as agency told not to break law again

The San Diego County Office of Education has long been a troubled patch on the corpus of local government. ...

Papa Doug hawks his hotel's booze license to Walmart

While blasting Jacobs-backed Democrat Fletcher for "disdain" of Arkansas retail giant, Faulconer-favoring GOP publisher quietly sells $65,000 liquor license to Walmart

U-T San Diego, the mini media empire of La Jolla’s Douglas Manchester, has become noted in local political circles for ...

Obama data whiz paid by Jacobs-backed Fletcher campaign

Big data maven from Berkeley business school specializing in crunching numbers on individual voters gets $11,500 so far from newly minted Democrat

The campaign of Ex-Republican Assemblyman turned Democratic mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher has paid a San Francisco Bay area start-up run ...

Papa Doug hasn't forgotten Carl D.

U-T San Diego publisher and hotel magnate chips in $5000 to Carl DeMaio committee owing big money to the candidate himself.

He's come under fire by San Diego State University-owned and operated KPBS, the public broadcast operation heavily funded by Qualcomm ...

A Bilbray, not Brian, runs for Congress

Daughter of Democratic Nevada ex-congressman Jim Bilbray, cousin of San Diego's Brian Bilbray, is a candidate for swing district congressional seat

Anyone thinking that the long congressional run of the Bilbray family ended with the ousting of the GOP's Brian Bilbray ...

Papa Jacobs gives $37,500 in growing proxy battle with GOP's Manchester

Qualcomm founder and La Jolla Democratic billionaire antes up for Nathan Fletcher as war of the super rich white guys glows white hot

As reported earlier today, Qualcomm's Jacobs family may be taking off the gloves against the local Republican establishment, comprised of ...

Democrat Jacobs rips GOP's Lincoln Club in mega-millionaires' political war

Qualcomm CEO defends virtue of cell phone giant and its newly minted Democratic executive, demands "full apology and retraction" of "slanderous attack on our company"

The political proxy war between billionaire La Jolla Obama Democrat Irwin Jacobs and his Koch brothers-linked Republican rival Douglas Manchester ...

GOP fat cats go after super rich Qualcomm Democrats in mayoral proxy war hit piece

Wealthy Republicans target Qualcomm's Nathan Fletcher, and by implication, firm founder and billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs in season's first hit piece

Subtle it isn't. Ex-Republican Assemblyman turned Democrat Nathan Fletcher, duded up in a tuxedo and wearing a red rose, hoists ...

San Diego State marijuana lobbyist and big back taxes

Sacramento paper breaks story about troubles of fabled mega million-dollar influence peddling firm founded by SDSU alum

One of San Diego's proudest claims to political fame in California's capital is the lobbying and "governmental affairs" firm of ...

Miramar's air show and military contractor bash cancelled by D.C. politics?

Comments by aide to GOP's Hunter suggest shutdown of Marine air show backed by military contractor cash is Obama political move

It's a tale of two air shows. Up in Sacramento, according to a report in today's Sacramento Bee, the stunt ...

Donor in big money Filner border scandal turns to Fletcher

Moneyman who gave $56,000 to Bob Filner, key booster of controversial sole-source "Bajagua" plan to treat U.S. sewage in Mexico, shows up on disclosure of Qualcomm-favored Democrat

During his final decade in Congress, Democrat Bob Filner and his Republican House colleague Brian Bilbray were doing some big ...

More mobster friend Molasky money for San Diego GOP

Las Vegas developer, investigative focus of Iowa Republican senator in San Diego FBI building Chinese money intrigue, forks over for Faulconer and the GOP

A partnership linked to Las Vegas developer Irwin Molasky, friend and longtime business associate of late mobster Moe Dalitz and ...

San Diego pols got lots of Del Mar fair freebies

Political party class uses public clout to obtain and distribute free admissions to fair and rock concerts

It's an annual ritual of summer, the running of San Diego officials, both elected and non-elected, out to the county ...

Predator drone maker and pot foe throws down for San Diego GOP

Uranium miner General Atomics, maker of deadly drones and other high-tech battle gear, joins the war for San Diego mayor

U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester, the well-heeled Republican hotel magnate and associate of the conservative Koch brothers, has just ...

GOP fat cats set to party hearty at Manchester resort this weekend

Exclusive California Republican Leadership fund kicks off high-end cash raising event with Friday golf tournament and lavish party closed to media at publishing magnate's Grand del Mar

U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester, known for his extravagant party giving, is playing host to California Republican Party officials, ...

AFSCME rolls for Alvarez; GOP spends for Faulconer

Labor vs. capital vs. not so idle rich, as special interests continue to shovel big money into San Diego mayor's race

While those two rich guys from La Jolla, Democrat Irwin Jacobs and Republican Douglas Manchester, are battling it out for ...

Mayoral battle joined as billionaire Jacobs goes for Fletcher

$1000 likely first volley in cash war between George Soros Democrat Jacobs and Koch brothers-linked Republican publisher and hotel mogul Manchester

With a thousand dollar contribution to Nathan Fletcher, Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs has finally made it official: Two super ...

San Diego's freest traveling member of congress on the road, again

Chronically junketing California Democrat Susan Davis heads off for Ethiopia to hear about the evils of Chinese investment in the African continent

In the game of musical chairs that is San Diego politics, many political insiders expect Congresswoman Susan Davis to retire ...

Billboard cash attempts mayor's race influence

Money from one of nation's biggest billboard companies flows to GOP's Faulconer and Democrat Alvarez as battle to loosen city's outdoor advertising regulations comes to mayoral campaign

The future of San Diego's restrictions on billboards could be determined by cash pouring into the current race for mayor, ...

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