Dark Money Contributions (9/21/20 -10/9/20)
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for clarity.
A look at Independent Expenditures from 9/21- 10/9
The charts below show the total amount of dark money contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 9, 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 committee that urges voters to support or oppose a particular candidate. The political committees 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.
Want to follow the money and find out who contributed to the Political Action Committee behind the attack ad opposing a candidate? Read Dark Money in Irvine Elections.
Here is a breakdown of the Independent Expenditure contributions:
Total Dark Money Contributions To-Date:
Source: The Campaign Statement Public Portal from the City of Irvine website for filings between 9/21/20 – 10/9/20
Branda LinOctober 12, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Thank you for this article. As you have stated before, “sunlight is the best disinfectant.” The best way to fight dark money is to shine a light on it. Let’s continue to empower Irvine voters by informing them of what’s really going on. Watchdog is doing yeoman’s work.
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