Tag Archives: district attorney

The Weekender for June 23, 2018

The Weekender for June 23, 2018

It’s not every day we get to speak to a national audience. But this week we did. Our eight-minute documentary about a couple from Montana who invested their life savings into a “miracle” diabetes treatment aired on the PBS NewsHour. (If you missed it, here’s the link.) This documentary took a ton of work. What aired Tuesday was the culmination ... Read More »

Breaking down the outside spending in the district attorney’s race

Breaking down the outside spending in the district attorney’s race

San Diego County voters are being bombarded with mailers and commercials about the two candidates running for district attorney in the June election. One television ad shows interim District Attorney Summer Stephan standing in front of law books speaking to an audience. A mailer shows Deputy Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright smiling as she talks to an older woman. Many of ... Read More »

Follow the money in the races for DA and sheriff

Follow the money in the races for DA and sheriff

inewsource data reporter Jill Castellano appeared Thursday on KPBS’ Midday Edition and talked about campaign spending in the San Diego County races for district attorney and sheriff. Read her Q&A with Midday Edition producer Michael Lipkin or listen to the conversation. MICHAEL LIPKIN, HOST: This is KPBS Midday Edition. I’m Michael Lipkin, in for Maureen Cavanaugh. Campaign spending in the race ... Read More »

Billionaire Soros pumps $400K into DA’s race to get Jones-Wright elected

Billionaire Soros pumps $400K into DA’s race to get Jones-Wright elected

A political action committee funded by billionaire investor George Soros has spent $402,000 to support San Diego County district attorney candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright. That’s more than double what the deputy public defender has fundraised for her own campaign. Soros has been the sole donor to the PAC, called California Justice & Public Safety, since at least January. On Thursday, Soros ... Read More »