“Santa Clara County Republican Party Chairman Charles Munger, Jr., who funded Proposition 11 of 2008 and Proposition 20 of 2010 (Prop 11 formed the redistricting commission while Prop 20 extended the commission’s jurisdiction to Congressional districts), and the California Dental Association together spent $218,000 between May 10-14 to support Republican Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor,” according to the OC Political blog.
They are running in the 74th Assembly District’s Open Primary. This is not the seat that Mansoor currently represents. His old district, the 68th Assembly District, was redistricted, forcing Mansoor to run in the 74th A.D. instead.
Apparently $150,000 of the Munger and CDA funds were spent on TV ads for Daigle. And to make matters worse for Mansoor, there is still $209,469 left in the Spirit of Democracy California PAC – and Munger could still chime in with even more money to help defeat Mansoor, who is noted mostly for his anti-immigrant views.
This is all great news for those of us who want to see Daigle defeat Mansoor, a former prison guard with a two year community college degree!