Even seasoned lawmakers will admit it: campaign finance reform can be a tricky issue for legislators and constituents to tackle, but with the recent indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, the topic is again circulating in Sacramento and beyond.
A fundraising effort is underway to save a historic, 85-year-old beacon on the summit of Mount Diablo as a tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor.
President Barack Obama left the Bay Area Thursday afternoon after a whirlwind visit that included four fundraising stops—two in San Francisco and two in Atherton—in less than a day.
The America’s Cup Organizing committee is millions short in coming up with private funds to cover the costs of covering the yachting race. Now a San Francisco supervisor has said city officials were “f-ing played” by race organizers and he’s “f-ing ashamed” of the likelihood that the city will spend millions in public funds on the event.
San Francisco officials are racing to raise tens of millions dollars from private donors to pay for security, transportation and the other costs of hosting the America’s Cup yachting championship later this year.
A report by the California Attorney General’s office finds only 51 percent of the donations collected by professional fundraisers winds up in the hands of the charity soliciting contributions.
So much for Mitt Romney’s plans to compete for Democratic-trending Michigan or Pennsylvania. And what about President Barack Obama’s early hopes of fighting it out for Republican-tilting Arizona, Georgia or Texas? Forget them.
President Barack Obama told Bay Area supporters on Monday that with one month to go, it is time for them to get “almost obsessive.”
Cash is king in the campaign to be president, and the latest figures show one candidate outpacing the other by nearly $20 million.
Some of the more high-profile members of Silicon Valley’s social and financial scenes are writing big checks in support of the proposition that would abolish capital punishment in California, dwarfing the opposition’s fundraising in the process.