My editor dumped a bunch of Wieckowski and Yee mailers on my desk today. No way I have time to put them all on the blog.
I have been looking at their campaign contributions, however, and you can too, if you haven’t already.
Click here to get a list of Yee’s contributions from Independent Expenditure Committees — those are the groups that aren’t subject to spending and contribution caps.
Click here to get a list of Yee’s most recent contributions.
Click here to get a list of Wieckowski’s Independent Expenditure contributions.
Click here to get a list of Wieckoski’s most recent contributions.
What you’ll see is that insurance groups and doctors are giving Yee a lot of money and lawyers and unions are doing the same for Wieckowski.
The candidates have raised similar sums of money, but Yee has benefited more from independent expenditure committees, which have paid for some of his mailers.
Californians Allied for Patient Protection — a group backed by hospitals, doctors and insurance industry (medical malpractice) — has spent $113,177 on behalf of Yee.
Cooperative of American Pysicians — a group backed by doctors — has spent about $18,000 on Yee’s behalf, and EDVOICE — which has backed more spending on schools — spent more than $38,000 for Yee
For Wieckowski, California Alliance — a coaltion of environmental interests, lawyers and nurses unions has spent more than $42,000 to back the Fremont councilman.
It has also spent more than $10,000 on research and a mailer opposing Yee.