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Vorderblog: CC supes race attracts $1 million-plus

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 9:59 am in 2008 June primary, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Vorderblog.

Can you believe Contra Costa County still collects campaign finance reports on paper? Geeminy.

But I spent a good part of the day going through them and learned that the candidates for Contra Costa County supervisor in June and the outside groups that sought to influence the outcome spent more than $1 million.

Check out my column on Sunday for the full details of which candidate spent the most and had the most spent to oppose his candidacy. (Hint: It’s the same guy.)

Here’s my video for the today on the subject:

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  • Renegade GOP

    Nice touch with the video Lisa. You should not be suprised that government is in the stone age. After all these are organizations run by politicians!!

  • Renegade GOP

    Nice touch with the video Lisa. You should not be suprised that government is in the stone age. After all these are organizations run by politicians!!

  • John W.

    I moved to the Bay Area 4 years ago from Denver. I’ve been amazed at how little local and state government information and records are available online here compared with there. A big exception to that is the availability of salary info, something that would not be available in Colorado.

  • John W.

    I moved to the Bay Area 4 years ago from Denver. I’ve been amazed at how little local and state government information and records are available online here compared with there. A big exception to that is the availability of salary info, something that would not be available in Colorado.

  • Elwoos

    Lisa you need to get a new videocam.

    You’re much better looking in person.

  • Elwoos

    Lisa you need to get a new videocam.

    You’re much better looking in person.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Thanks … I think.

    But I don’t think a new camera will help. The lighting isn’t great at my desk and I’m just not photogenic. I usually hate pictures of myself, although the makeup artist at KQED, David Clark, manages to do considerable magic when I appear on “This Week in Northern California.” I don’t even recognize myself.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Thanks … I think.

    But I don’t think a new camera will help. The lighting isn’t great at my desk and I’m just not photogenic. I usually hate pictures of myself, although the makeup artist at KQED, David Clark, manages to do considerable magic when I appear on “This Week in Northern California.” I don’t even recognize myself.