Total Independent Expenditure funding for 2020 now at $249,000By Roger Straw, November 3, 2020
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 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. And one might wonder where and who their FUNDING comes from??
Cumulative Valero PAC contributions to date: over $249,000. (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: over $214,000. (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.)
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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