Author Archives: Brad Racino

Brad Racino is a senior reporter and assistant director at inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email bradracino at inewsource dot org.

Fundraising amps up for Proposition A, B committees

by Ryann Grochowski and Kevin Crowe | inewsource On Tuesday’s ballot, voters will choose whether to approve two propositions involving city labor agreements and workers’ pensions. Proposition A In the past week, a union trust gave an additional $320,000 into defeating Proposition A, a ballot measure that would ban project labor agreements for San Diego city projects if passed. That ... Read More »

Scott Peters lends $1.25 million to his congressional campaign

Scott Peters lends $1.25 million to his congressional campaign

by Ryann Grochowski | inewsource With less than a week to go before the polls close June 5, the money machine is cranking full force in the 52nd, a San Diego County congressional district that is considered one of the most competitive in California. Democrat Scott Peters, an attorney and port commissioner, lent his campaign $1.25 million dollars in May. ... Read More »

Business Groups, Builders and Labor Battle over Propositions

by Ryann Grochowski and Kevin Crowe | inewsource Supporters of the proposition to reform the City of San Diego’s pension system have outspent the opposition committees more than six to one according to the most recent financial statements filed with the City Clerk. Organized labor interests who are working to defeat Proposition A, which would prohibit the city from entering ... Read More »

How we did it: Examining Rep. Bilbray’s influence and legislation

How we did it: Examining Rep. Bilbray’s influence and legislation

To examine Congressman Brian Bilbray’s ties to industries, companies and groups, inewsource used a variety of public records, including: Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Committee to determine who gave money to his campaign and his leadership political action committee. We also utilized the search engines and analysis on OpenSecrets, a website run by the Center for Responsive ... Read More »

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