CA Real Estate PAC dumps $23,000 to support Thorne Around Town, posted by Fact Checker, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Nov 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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?
Posted by Excessive realtor donations, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, 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 Todd, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, 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 the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:12 am
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 Joe, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, 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.