Reform Coalition Weighs In for Anderson, Sanchez, & Garcia
Hillel Aron | January 28, 2013
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Late on Friday, the Coalition for School Reform, an Independent Expenditure (IE) committee, filed paperwork indicating that it had spent its first money: $45,457 for District 4 candidate Kate Anderson, $33,431 for District 6 candidate Antonio Sanchez and $29,238 for District 2 incumbent Monica Garcia.
Most of the money went to The Feldman Group, which has also done polling for Garcia and Sanchez on behalf of the SEIU. The Coalition has also finally redesigned its website, indicating that Jerrold Perenchio and Eli Broad are among its top contributors (as they were in 2011).
That means that three major IE campaigns — LA County Fed, SEIU, Coalition — have now started spending the money they’ve been raising in recent weeks. Where is UTLA’s IE, UTLA-PACE, when will it start spending — and does it have enough to keep up with the others? We’re doing our best to find out.
Previous posts: January Contribution Reports, Part 2, Update: SEIU Spends Big On District 4′s Zimmer, Different Rules for UTLA-PACE, Update: Outside Money Pouring In, Labor Groups Spend for Garcia & Sanchez