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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 some of the most powerful San Diego old boys, including U-T San Diego owner and real estate magnate Douglas Manchester, and Irwin Molasky, the Las Vegas friend and associate of late mobster Moe Dalitz, who together built the Mafia friendly La Costa resort with Teamster money four decades ago.

Yesterday Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs blasted the GOP Lincoln Club for producing what he called a slanderous hit piece about his company and his candidate for mayor, newly minted Democrat Nathan Fletcher.

Then, late this morning, his father Irwin Jacobs, billionaire founder of the cell phone giant, put more of his money where the family's mouth is, giving $37,500 to an outfit called "Restoring Trust in San Diego - A committee to support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013."

UPDATE: Joan Jacobs, Irwin's wife, has given the same amount to the pro-Fletcher committee, per a report posted online this afternoon by the city clerk's office.

Manchester and Molasky favor GOP endorsed city councilman Kevin Faulconer, and political rough stuff, as well as some nimble sniping, between the wealthy partisans has been growing.

On Sunday, U-T featured an interview with the elder Jacobs that played up his financial support of a multi-billion New York city high-tech development complex in cooperation with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology of Haifa, championed by a Jacobs family friend, billionaire New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg:

The philanthropist, said to be worth $1.6 billion, recently discussed his involvement with the project — and whether it will detract from his philanthropic interests in San Diego County.

The U-T piece concluded with a question for Jacobs:

You’re investing a lot of money in Cornell. You’re not turning away from San Diego, are you?

Jacobs said no.

In his previous race for mayor as an independent, Fletcher was endorsed by Bloomberg, a move some insiders suggested was engineered by Jacobs and related to their New York deal.

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As reported earlier today, Qualcomm's Jacobs family may be taking off the gloves against the local Republican establishment, comprised of some of the most powerful San Diego old boys, including U-T San Diego owner and real estate magnate Douglas Manchester, and Irwin Molasky, the Las Vegas friend and associate of late mobster Moe Dalitz, who together built the Mafia friendly La Costa resort with Teamster money four decades ago.

Yesterday Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs blasted the GOP Lincoln Club for producing what he called a slanderous hit piece about his company and his candidate for mayor, newly minted Democrat Nathan Fletcher.

Then, late this morning, his father Irwin Jacobs, billionaire founder of the cell phone giant, put more of his money where the family's mouth is, giving $37,500 to an outfit called "Restoring Trust in San Diego - A committee to support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013."

UPDATE: Joan Jacobs, Irwin's wife, has given the same amount to the pro-Fletcher committee, per a report posted online this afternoon by the city clerk's office.

Manchester and Molasky favor GOP endorsed city councilman Kevin Faulconer, and political rough stuff, as well as some nimble sniping, between the wealthy partisans has been growing.

On Sunday, U-T featured an interview with the elder Jacobs that played up his financial support of a multi-billion New York city high-tech development complex in cooperation with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology of Haifa, championed by a Jacobs family friend, billionaire New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg:

The philanthropist, said to be worth $1.6 billion, recently discussed his involvement with the project — and whether it will detract from his philanthropic interests in San Diego County.

The U-T piece concluded with a question for Jacobs:

You’re investing a lot of money in Cornell. You’re not turning away from San Diego, are you?

Jacobs said no.

In his previous race for mayor as an independent, Fletcher was endorsed by Bloomberg, a move some insiders suggested was engineered by Jacobs and related to their New York deal.

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Nothing new here, really. Jacobs is going to buy the mayoral election if it takes his last dollar. (Just kidding of course.) But he wants what he wants, and will not moderate his appetite for political wins. I don't know whether to attribute this stuff to him deciding that if he's ever going to be a political player it will have to be now, or if he's just losing his marbles. For a long time his philanthropy and that of his wife was directed into non-controversial and apolitical areas. He also comes across as showing a nasty streak that was never out in the open before.

If he and Manchester can beat each other up and create a cloud of ill will, it might be a good thing, in that voters might catch on to what's really happening locally, and look outside the political boxes.

Oct. 9, 2013

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