Government

PACs back incumbents; just ask Scott Peters

PACs back incumbents; just ask Scott Peters

In a stark example of the power of incumbency, 100 political action committees (PACs) that contributed to Republican Rep. Brian Bilbray in his 2012 race against Democrat Scott Peters are donating to Peters this time around. Only 46 are backing current GOP candidate Carl DeMaio. Read More »

Dumanis releases letter of recommendation for campaign contributor’s son

Dumanis releases letter of recommendation for campaign contributor’s son

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis released a letter of recommendation Wednesday that she wrote for the son of a campaign contributor who has been indicted on charges of making illegal campaign contributions to her and other local politicians. Dumanis called it “much ado about nothing.” The letter was written to the president of the University of San Diego recommending the school ... Read More »