The GOP’s favorite ATM, Charles Munger Jr., joins the rest of the Billionaire Boy’s Club supporting Sam “Cheaties” Liccardo as Munger puts his money where his bowtie is and contributes to Sam, officially anointing him as the new GOP Darling. The Local GOP Party Boss may have a kinship of sorts with GOP Darling Liccardo as apparently their Republican values align.
Speaking of GOP Darlings, Teresa Alvarado and her failed Supervisorial Campaign Flak, Jim Gonzalez are back in the news after she could not hold onto her mother’s former seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The FPPC confirms that the Alvarado campaign illegally attempted to coordinate with the SV Chamber of Commerce in their flailing attempt to defeat Cindy “Raise the Wage” Chavez. The FPPC issued this edict to Gonzalez that details his violation and puts him on “Double-Secret Probation.”
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The Mercury News joining M8trix Casino in making campaign contributions to support their endorsed candidates, first revealed yesterday in a Daily Fetch Exclusive, did not stop with D-3’s Don Gagliardi. SJ D-7 candidate Van Le is also a beneficiary of the Mercury News funding a political campaign mailer.
As we reported yesterday, the Mercury News decision to financially support candidates and yet purport to be free of conflict of interest is absurd. Today’s “editorial” is a prime example of why BANG needs to look in the mirror, like a giant Jumbotron mirror, and clean up its own ethically challenged glass house before throwing rocks at others.
For example, today the Merc attacks and tries to slime SJ Firefighters for mailing this campaign flyer below, which is a reprint of the flippin’ Mercury News praising Dave Cortese for bringing two warring factions together to solve a problem. (Thanks to our spies for sending this one in)
So, in their infinite wisdom, the Merc slimes themselves…FYI, if you see members of the Mercury News Editorial staff or upper management looking around aimlessly, in what appears to be treasure hunt, they may just be trying to find their moral compass, which has gone missing.
Council Race Tallies
Paul Fong $36,303.35
Chappy Jones $19,978
Susan Marsland $11,609
Bob Levy $3,643
Don Gagliardi $30,870
Raul Peralez $13,214
Kathy Sutherland $18,508
Xavier Campos $22,374.50
Magdalena Carrasco $15,212
Maya Esparza $8,990.30
Van Le $19,130
Tam Nguyen $5,340
Buu Thai $7,640
Don Rocha $19,225
Lois Wilco-Owens $1,055
And yesterday, in the SJ D-5 city council race that is a poor excuse for a campaign and where charges are flying faster than Flo-Jo, both sides dumped a truckload of manure onto each other. SJ Inside breaks the allegation from Magdalena “Filed your taxes lately?” Carrasco that her opponent, Xavier Campos, apparently, hired Inspector Clouseau to tail her to determine which house she actually lives in these days.
The Daily Fetch has obtained exclusive footage of the not so clandestine surveillance and the video can be seen here.
Not to be outdone, the labor-leaning, or shall we say falling over blog, TheLeftHook reveals that Magdalena Carrasco has failed to disclose who is paying her and how much she is being paid on FPPC Form 700’s. According to the forms, Magdalena claims to have no income going back several years, but documents prove she was paid $30G’s as a “political consultant” and her LinkedIn account says she was employed with the Gardner Family Health Clinic (thanks to our spies for the tip). Could it be that Magdalena did not file her income taxes as she didn’t do for 7-years in a row until compelled by the US Attorney. Boy, lobbyist Aaron Resendez is looking real good these days.