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CA Real Estate PAC dumps $23,000 to support Thorne

Original post made by Fact Checker on Nov 4, 2012

Wowza. In a report filed this week with the Pleasanton City Clerk, California Real Estate PAC spent $23,000 to support Mayoral Candidate Jerry Thorne. Big money, that is more than half of the expenditure limit for a candidate. Where is the story about this?

Comments (11)

Posted by Dependent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Well, our housing values are key to our city. Intragal to Pleasanton's viability. Housing prices need a good responsible city (&low taxes), and city nees good house prices...dependent on each other.

Posted by Excessive realtor donations, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I think someone in our local real estate group Bay East should respond as to why Jerry Thorne deserves $23,000 in campaign expenditures! According to their website, 2 people would have directed this money to Jerry, either Tricia Thomas or my neighbor Dave Stark? What gives?

Posted by School scores are key, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Sorry 'dependent'. School scores will keep our house values up, not the political party of the mayor.

Actually I think this realtor group supported Cheryl last time, now they are paying $23k to keep her out.

A Super PAC gone bad, with way too much dough.

Posted by Arroyo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 7:26 am

If the donation had been made by the Teacher's Union, would it still be a "super-pac gone bad, with way too much dough"?

Posted by Todd, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 5, 2012 at 8:40 am

Please check your facts...I can tell you it's NOT Bay East giving $23,000 to one local candidate but it could be the state PAC-California Association of REALTORS or maybe the National Association of REALTORS (doubtful) but I am most certain it is NOT the Bay East Association of REALTORS

Posted by Just the Facts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

Fact Checker,

You failed your moniker, your "facts" are not facts. You either are lousy and what you profess to be, or you are a left wing-nut that's trying to get left wing-nut Cook-Kallio elected. If you are going to represent yourself as a fact checker, get the facts correct.

By the way, have you checked out how much the unions have contirbuted to Cook-Kallio? Have you investigated how much payola they have given Crook-Kallio? Is your "fact checking" perhaps a bit biased?

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

I am sick of he name calling from Jerry's camp! It reflects poorly on him and his supporters.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 5, 2012 at 11:55 am

I would assume that "Standing up for Pleasanton" is a reference to him taking on/fighting outside influences dictating to Pleasanton (thinking along the lines of state mandated housing caps, etc.). $23K from any PAC seems to be, shall I say, rather contradictory, perhaps hypocritical, particularly with the Lin lawsuit and proposed development still an issue.

Posted by Sorry - I can't go along with this, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

They must think Thorne is all about being pro-growth. I was going to vote for him, but not now.

Posted by Dave, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Wow, what a shocker, eh?

Real Estate interests trying to back favorable candidates in local elections, who'd a guessed that one?

Posted by Owned by Chamber, a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Thorne is now owned by the Chamber, real estate companies, the old white rich guys and Jan Batchellor. Pentin less so but.....and Brown by Kaye Ayala Prune Face Club.
Let's all enjoy this kettle of stinky fish, shall we?

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