Independent Expenditures from 9/21 – 10/16
Editor’s Note: Updated with additional independent expenditure contributions filed.
Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 16, 2020
The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 16, 2020. These numbers will be updated weekly.
An independent expenditure is an expense for a political communication (ie: mailer, social media ad, lawn signs, commercials) made by a political action committee (PAC) that urges voters to support or oppose a particular candidate. The PACs who are paying for the communications are not allowed by law to work in coordination with any candidate or their campaign committees. Independent expenditure reports are filed on a rolling basis with the City Clerk’s office.
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Here is a breakdown of the Independent Expenditure contributions. This table does not show who is funding these Political Action Committees:
* OC Freedom Fund (ID# 1340744) has distributed fliers supporting Mike Carroll, however no independent expenditure data has been found.
Total Independent Expenditure Contributions To-Date:
Source: The Campaign Statement Public Portal from the City of Irvine website for filings between 9/21/20 – 10/16/20