Labor finally gets around to contributing to this year’s Valero war chest- total now nearing $300,000
The new money comes from an independent expenditure committee (PAC) formed by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, forgers & Helpers Local 549. It is interesting that this ultra-conservative labor group has been convinced to jump in with Valero, which is a non-union corporation. It’s not the first time – this PAC contributed heavily to Valero’s 2018 smear campaign against Kari Birdseye.
I wonder how many of the Sacramento-based Brotherhood PAC’s decision-makers live in Benicia or even work at Valero? I’d guess the decision was made by a small group of highly-paid executives who have rarely if ever set foot in Benicia.
Cumulative Valero PAC contributions to date: over $273,000. (COMPARE: All candidates running for Benicia mayor and Council who pledge to run fair campaigns may not spend over $34,200 on their own campaigns.)
Cumulative Valero PAC spending to date: $70,844. (AGAIN COMPARE: All candidates running for Benicia mayor and Council who pledge to run fair campaigns may not spend over $34,200 on their own campaigns.)
I am tracking DETAILS of the Valero PAC’s 2020 campaign disclosure reports combined in a single Excel spreadsheet. The sheet contains 2 tabs:
- “VALERO PAC Form460 CpgnDisclosr” is a record of Valero’s SUMMARY reports, showing 2020 income, expenses and cash balance.
- “Forms 465 & 496 IndExp” is a more interesting 2nd tab, showing in detail the Valero PAC’s individual expenditures.
REFERENCE: Valero PAC Financial Disclosures – City of Benicia website
Source: from the City of Benicia website, 2020 Campaign Finance Reports
- Working Families for a Better Benicia Form 496_1
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