• October 31, 2020
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Who Is Trying to Buy Irvine’s City Council Seats?

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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“Dark Money” PAC Spending from Sept 21 – Oct 23, 2020

Independent Expenditures from September 21 – October 23, 2020 The charts below show the total amount of independent expenditure contributions supporting or opposing individual candidates from September 21 through October 23, 2020. Irvine Watchdog will provide ongoing updates on campaign contributions in the 2020 election. For more, see IrvineWatchdog.org/election-2020/ An independent expenditure is an expense for a […]

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Election 2020: Candidates Money Raised From Sept. 20 – Oct. 17

The City Council and Mayoral Candidates filed their last pre-election campaign report before the upcoming November 3rd election. Farrah Khan raised the most in this filing period with $26,204 from September 20 through October 17, 2020. All filings are public documents and are available online here using the city’s campaign statement public portal. Candidates who do […]

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UPDATED: Independent Expenditures from 9/21 – 10/16

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, […]

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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 […]

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Deceptive Candidate Mailers

Recent statements made in political advertisements mailed to voters by a local political action committee (PAC) called Atlas PAC are misleading and should be corrected. The flyers refer to City Council candidate Mike Carroll. “Re-Elect Vice Mayor Mike Carroll” is boldly placed in the headers, which is both deceptive and insulting to voters. While it is important […]

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Voter Guide: Irvine Mayor & Council Candidates On The Issues

On October 1, Irvine Watchdog hosted an Irvine Mayor & City Council Candidates Forum, giving voters an opportunity to hear candidates’ views on major issues facing the city. Click here to watch the Forum. All the questions asked during the Forum were crowdsourced by Irvine residents via the Irvine Watchdog website. Some questions have been […]

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Irvine Climate Advocates Release Voter Guide Highlighting Candidate Views on Climate and Candidate Viability

An Irvine Climate Voter Guide, a 10-page report with Irvine City Council and Mayoral Candidates’ views on climate issues facing the city, has been released by a group of Irvine volunteers focused on climate in the November 2020 election. The guide features candidates’ answers to seven questions designed to evaluate their sense of urgency on climate […]

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Election 2020: Where Do The Candidates Stand On The Issues? Recap of Last Night’s Candidate Forum (UPDATED)

(This post has been updated for clarity) Irvine Watchdog held its Irvine Mayor & Council Candidates Forum last night, but not without technical issues. We sincerely apologize to the viewers and candidates for the technical issues and the late start. We are grateful for everybody’s patience and understanding. Despite the technical difficulties, the Forum did […]

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2020 City Election: Potential Candidates and Money Raised

The Irvine General Municipal election is on November 3, 2020, and deadlines for candidates are fast approaching. Nomination Period Candidates seeking to run for mayor have until August 7, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Candidates seeking to run for city council have until August 12, 2020 to return their nomination papers. Here is a […]

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