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The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has given $17,000 to a group backing Ray Ellis, the La Jolla Republican city council candidate who is hoping to unseat first district Democratic incumbent Sherri Lightner.


According to an October 25 disclosure filing posted online by the San Diego city clerk's office, the committee, calling itself "San Diego County Voters for Progress and Reform,” raised a total of $76,500 since September 9. It spent $119,587, and had unpaid debts of $46,500.

In addition to Sycuan, which made its contribution on October 4, donors included San Diego's GOP Lincoln Club, which gave $11,000; the Building Industry Association of San Diego PAC ($10,000); Build SD PAC ($25,000); and San Diego Apartment Association PAC ($10,000).

As reported earlier, the committee also has picked up $25,000 from a Los Angeles-based real estate PAC.

The fund has spent $47,000 to produce and air pro-Ellis TV spots, according to its filing.

Besides its east county casino, the Sycuan tribe, which has been a frequent contributor to San Diego city campaigns, also owns the U.S. Grant and Hotel Solamar downtown.

Sycuan has also kicked in $100,000 this year for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's tax-raising Proposition 30.

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afanofthelittleguys Oct. 28, 2012 @ 12:13 a.m.

Proposition 32 will not stop contributions such as the ones cited above.

On the other hand, the people behind Prop 32 claim it will stop unions...Our union already has to have our written permission to deduct money from our paychecks.

Did you see the articles about the mystery Arizona not for profit that has donated millions of dollars to defeat Prop 30 (the only one that will help community colleges) and to pass 32?

Please vote No on Prop 32 even if you don't vote Yes on 30


SurfPuppy619 Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1:04 a.m.

YES on 32- the PUBLIC uniosn need to be neutered or we will all die. NO on 30,38


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