Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

San Diego’s on for Ossoff

Most expensive House race in history

The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee.
The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee.

Georgia Republicans handily beat back an attempt by Democratic documentarian Jon Ossoff to wrest that state’s Sixth District congressional seat from the GOP’s Karen Handel. The victory was in part due to pro-Handel television commercials aired by the Republican Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC that featured glowing Ossoff testimonials from fake San Franciscans. “We already have Nancy Pelosi as our Congresswoman,” says one gleeful Bay Area voter, “now you’re going to give us Jon Ossoff as our Congressman.” A cable car bearing Ossoff’s picture, a peace sign, and the words “San Francisco’s Congressman,” whizzes by at the end of the spot. Billed as the most expensive House race in history, with more than $50 million in overall spending, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, both sides in the contest cast a wide net for cash, including pitches to San Diego donors.

The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee. Top donor was Cynthia Walk, professor emerita of German literature & film studies at UCSD. Next in line was Seung Ho Park, with $3000, and Laura Nathanson, widow of Charles Nathanson, founder of San Diego Dialogue at UCSD, at $2150, according to a spreadsheet analysis of federal disclosure filings. Forty one percent of the Ossoff funds were given by San Diego city residents, 15 percent more came from those in La Jolla, and 6.85 percent were produced in La Mesa.

Republican Handel’s committee pulled in just $10,870, with $2700 of that given by Rancho Santa Fe’s Douglas Kimmelman, a wealthy Goldman Sachs alumnus and founder of Energy Capital Partners, “a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure,” per the company’s website. He’s also been a big Trump donor, with $240,400 last year. Short Hills, New Jersey, where Kimmelman’s firm is based, claims him as a favorite son, with a net worth of $1.85 billion making him the richest person in the state, says myCentralJersey.com. Meanwhile, back in San Diego County, Handel’s second-largest donor was Jamul’s Walter Tulloch of civil engineering consultant NV5, with $2000. Non–La Jolla San Diegans made up 39 percent of the Handel total, with La Jolla denizens responsible for 15.25 percent and Rancho Santa Fe in third place at 7.87 percent.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Mostra Coffee is finally caffeinating 4S Ranch

Local micro roaster of the year replaces a boring chain coffeeshop
The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee.
The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee.

Georgia Republicans handily beat back an attempt by Democratic documentarian Jon Ossoff to wrest that state’s Sixth District congressional seat from the GOP’s Karen Handel. The victory was in part due to pro-Handel television commercials aired by the Republican Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC that featured glowing Ossoff testimonials from fake San Franciscans. “We already have Nancy Pelosi as our Congresswoman,” says one gleeful Bay Area voter, “now you’re going to give us Jon Ossoff as our Congressman.” A cable car bearing Ossoff’s picture, a peace sign, and the words “San Francisco’s Congressman,” whizzes by at the end of the spot. Billed as the most expensive House race in history, with more than $50 million in overall spending, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, both sides in the contest cast a wide net for cash, including pitches to San Diego donors.

The big winner of the funding derby here was Ossoff, with a total of $69,383 collected in the county for his campaign committee. Top donor was Cynthia Walk, professor emerita of German literature & film studies at UCSD. Next in line was Seung Ho Park, with $3000, and Laura Nathanson, widow of Charles Nathanson, founder of San Diego Dialogue at UCSD, at $2150, according to a spreadsheet analysis of federal disclosure filings. Forty one percent of the Ossoff funds were given by San Diego city residents, 15 percent more came from those in La Jolla, and 6.85 percent were produced in La Mesa.

Republican Handel’s committee pulled in just $10,870, with $2700 of that given by Rancho Santa Fe’s Douglas Kimmelman, a wealthy Goldman Sachs alumnus and founder of Energy Capital Partners, “a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure,” per the company’s website. He’s also been a big Trump donor, with $240,400 last year. Short Hills, New Jersey, where Kimmelman’s firm is based, claims him as a favorite son, with a net worth of $1.85 billion making him the richest person in the state, says myCentralJersey.com. Meanwhile, back in San Diego County, Handel’s second-largest donor was Jamul’s Walter Tulloch of civil engineering consultant NV5, with $2000. Non–La Jolla San Diegans made up 39 percent of the Handel total, with La Jolla denizens responsible for 15.25 percent and Rancho Santa Fe in third place at 7.87 percent.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Stuck between two cuisines

Sushi vs BBQ
Next Article

Vista City Attorney and James Buss donate to Trump campaign

Chula Vista's Jill Galvez barred from voting on fire trucks
Comments
1

This is a resourceful tally of locals who were suckered into contributing to the campaign of novice Dem Jon Ossoff, disastrously running for Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. The guy didn't even live in the district he was seeking to represent! Apparently the Democratic National Committee also poured money into this hapless candidate, giving rise once again to charges that the DNC remains insular, damaged and profoundly out of touch since going all-in for Hillary Clinton for President. Glad I resisted the Ossoff hype and avoided getting outed in the San Diego Reader.

July 20, 2017

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close