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Special interests in local elections

It’s bad news for local government when special interests which have so much influence at the state and national levels interfere in our city council elections. 140 more words

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Candidates update campaign contribution totals

With just over a week to go until Election Day, another round of updated campaign contribution forms were submitted in the competitive San Mateo City Council race where seven are seeking three seats. 49 more words

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Follow the money

Editor,

“Follow the money” has been a pretty reliable measure when looking at where a candidate’s interests lie. Not all candidates for our little San Mateo City Council race are popping up in the margins of my computer as we speak, but there he is again, compliments of the National Association of Realtors Fund “not authorized by a candidate or a committee.”etc. 71 more words

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Follow the money

Here is a letter to the editor from our very own Renjit Mathew.

Editor,

Big money is arguably the most corrosive factor in American politics today. 204 more words

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“In a throwback to last year’s contentious debate over rent control when national as well as state apartment associations and Realtor groups raised more than $1 million to defeat two ballot measures in San Mateo and Burlingame, similar groups are again funneling thousands of dollars into the local election.”

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Money flows in San Mateo City Council race

As San Mateo voters near a choice for who they want representing them on the City Council, big money is flowing in from landlord and Realtor lobbyist groups. 223 more words

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