LAPD Senior Lead Officer and San Pedro Native Joe Buscaino, again leads in fundraising in quest to become next CD 15 City Councilperson.
Via the Buscaino Campaign.
As reported on the L.A. City Ethics website Joe Buscaino once again outraised his opponent Assemblymember Warren Furutani in his race for L.A. City Council. In the reporting period of December 5th through December 31st 2011, Joe Buscaino raised $60,466.50. Joe’s opponent during the same period raised $56,228, falling short by $4,238.50.
This is the second time since the November 8th primary that Joe Buscaino has outraised his opponent, the first period bringing in $115,814.60, besting runner up Warren Furutani’s $70,823.50 by a total of $44,991.10. This brings the total amounts raised to $176,281.10 for Buscaino, to $127,051.10 for Furutani.
“I continue to be amazed by what we’ve accomplished through the power of a motivated grassroots effort,” Joe Buscaino stated, “With 12 days left in this race I’m very focused on finishing strong and taking our successes in fundraising, and turning that energy and focus into turning out the vote, and winning this race.”
The Los Angeles Times recently did an analysis of the source of contributions, determining that Buscaino had raised 63% of his funds from within the district. The same report showed Furutani raising only 3% of his donations from within the district.
Somewhere the late LA County Labor Leader Miguel Contreras is shaking is head at what the likes of Mayor Antonio Villar and former Speaker Fabian Nunez have made of his once feared political machine.
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Labels: Assemblyman Warren Furutani, CD 15 Special election, Joe Buscaino, Miguel Contreras