The York team has so far contributed $368,000 to an independent committee supporting City Council member Anthony Baker’s campaign to unseat fellow Democrat Mayor Lisa Gilmore in November; The 49ers, who play at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, also deployed a comparable amount to help re-elect two Baker associates to the council. On the other hand, Related, the giant real estate firm headed by Ross, has donated $100,000 to a group it has set up to help current residents.
York’s tension with Gilmore goes back several years, the newspaper says. She was originally a major supporter of the plan to build the stadium complex, which passed in 2010 after the team spent nearly $5 million to win over voters. Gilmore, however, says she was angered by the team’s “broken promise” to build the new youth soccer fields where her children played, arguing, “I put my name on the line for the stadium. , and the Niners did not fulfill their promise to the football community.”
Gilmore was named mayor in 2016 after a 49-year ally abruptly resigned, and she has been a vocal opponent of some of the team’s big plans ever since. The new mayor was notably on the winning side in the arbitration that prevented the team from getting the $4 million rent cut it wanted. The Chron adds, “Three years later, Gilmore and the City Council terminated the team’s contract to manage the stadium, leading to back-and-forth lawsuits.”
Gilmore, however, lost his council majority in 2020 after a York-sponsored PAC deployed a whopping $3 million to support Baker and other like-minded candidates. He decried the expense, saying of York, “It’s shocking and disgusting … He’s unhappy with the way he’s holding Santa Clara accountable and he thinks city-council seats are cheap to buy.” are. Money seems to be no object.”
Ross, a major national Republican donor, has a very different relationship with Gilmore. The paper states that the mayor, who is an executive in her family’s real estate firm, has been a key collaborator in Related’s project to develop city-owned land near the stadium. Affiliate, however, has not emerged as a major fault line in local politics the way the 49ers have, nor has it sought to reshape local politics. Instead, San Jose Insider notes that the company gave to all council candidates in 2020.
● AZ-Sen: Republican Blake Masters has spent his campaign railing against the nation’s military leaders, and Democratic Senator Mark Kelly is using some of his comments against him in a new ad.
In the spot, the Republican declared, “I hate to say it, but our military leadership is completely incompetent,” before one veteran added that Masters was “the guy who said Al Qaeda wasn’t even a threat.” , and our complicity in it was World War II injustice.” The commercial proceeds to play another clip of Masters declaring, “No active-duty American general has ever won a war,” which another veteran calls “spitting in our faces.”
FL-Sen: SOCKS MEDIA FOR FLORIDA POLITICS: Marco Rubio (R-Inc): 49, Val Demings (D): 46 (August 45-43 Rubio)
Wi-Sen: OnMessage Inc. for NRSC: Ron Johnson (R-inc): 49, Mandela Barnes (D): 45
● CO-Gov: While Republican Heidi Gunhal faces a major financial loss against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Sun reports that a wealthy rancher named Steve Wells has stepped up a super PAC called Colorado Wells to help her. So far $11 million has been thrown. The group had $9.3 million as of Thursday, reporter Jesse Paul writes.
However, not everyone in the GOP is happy about it This Key Wells is joining the race. “Republican insiders are grumbling about Wells privately because they think his money will be spent on races that look more winnable, like the very competitive Colorado for Senate control,” Paul said. battle.” He adds, “A GOP operative in Colorado said privately that having a lot of money means you don’t need a lot of sense.”
● FL-Gov: Jacob Kornbluh of the Forward reports that a recent commercial for GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis featured a prominent testimonial from a pastor with a long history of opposition.
Larry Jinks, who says of the governor, “You personally defended our right to worship together,” wrote on Facebook in April, “It’s a shame that Jews, who should know better, reject their own Messiah (who completely [sic] Everyone of their prophecies) still believes they need a sacrifice and a temple to sacrifice. However, their rejection will allow them to pursue that plan.” Jinks has also gone after Pope Francis in promoting interfaith relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims, declaring, are said to be at odds with those who do not recognize Jesus as the only way to the Prince and Father of Peace.”
Democrat Charlie Crist, for his part, is also out with an ad tasking DeSantis with flying dozens of Venezuelan migrants into Martha’s Vineyard without informing them of their true destination; Crist, which is facing a huge cash loss, seems to be the only one This message is playing online until now “To lure immigrant children onto a plane from God knows where, to treat families fleeing brutal socialist governments like cattle, to make a mockery of their fight for freedom — it makes me sick — but alas,” declares the Democrat. The thing is, it’s not surprising who he is?
The developments come as local firm Sachs Media released a poll for Florida Politics showing DeSantis ahead 51-45, matching his 50-44 margin in the FiveThirtyEight average.
MD-Gov: Goucher College for the Baltimore Banner and WYPR-FM 88.1: Wes Moore (D): 53, Dan Cox (R): 31
MN-Gov: for Mason-Dixon Star TribuneMinnesota Public Radio, and Care: Tim Walls (D-Inc.): 48, Scott Jensen (R): 41
TX-Gov: for UT Tyler Dallas Morning News: Greg Abbott (R-Inc.): 50, Beto O’Rourke (D): 39
This is the first poll of the general election in Maryland, and it confirms Gov. Larry Hogan’s assessment of his fellow Republican prospects.
A recent Minnesota poll from SurveyUSA gave Walls a fairly large 51-33 lead, and we haven’t seen more numbers from a reliable firm in months.
Those numbers from UT Tyler, using the school’s likely voter model, showed Abbott ahead of registered voters 47-38. In cases where a pollster reports both numbers, we always report the data for likely voters (or whichever model comes closest to the traditional definition of likely voters).
● Or-06: Democrat Andrea Salinas’ newest commercial tries to outdo any Republican efforts to attack crime by highlighting her GOP opponent’s 2016 arrests for drug possession and drunken driving. The narrator opens, “The truth about Mike Erickson and law enforcement? Erickson was charged with drug possession for illegal oxycodone, convicted of driving under the influence nearly twice the legal limit.”
The commercial praises Salinas, the daughter of a police officer, for “voting to increase millions in funding for the Oregon State Police to fight violent crime.” The narrator adds, “Because she believes saving the police is wrong.”
IA-03: Impact Search for Cindy Axney (D): Cindy Axney (D-Inc): 47, Zach Nunn (R): 47
MI-07: Target Insight: Alyssa Slotkin (D-Inc): 56, Tom Barrett (R): 38
PA-08: GQR (D) for Matt Cartwright: Matt Cartwright (D-inc): 52, Jim Bognet (R): 44 (Aug.: 52-46 Cartwright)
This is the first poll we’ve seen in more than a month in Iowa’s 3rd district, which has Trump 49.3-48.9, according to Daily Kos Elections. A Nunn insider from July also tied things at 43-43, while an early August poll from Nunn’s colleagues at US Term Limits showed him 49-41.
The last poll we saw on Michigan’s 7th was a mid-June GOP insider that had Barrett leading 46-44. however, As you can see in this week’s updateour Independent household expense trackerEach party has so far spent more money in this 49.4-48.9 Biden district than any other House race in the country, so neither party seems to agree that Slotkin is far ahead.
Indeed, the NRCC and the Congressional Leadership Fund have deployed a total of $2.6 million so far in the 7th, more than the $900,000 they used against Jared Golden in Maine’s second. Meanwhile, the DCCC and House Majority PAC have spent $1.4 million, while Golden’s race is also second on the list at $1.1 million.
Cartwright released the poll shortly after Boguenet released an internal campaign showing a 48-48 tie.
Attorney General and Secretary of State
● MN-AG, MN-SoS: Mason-Dixon defeated Attorney General Keith Ellison only to defeat Republican Jim Schultz 46-45, even as his fellow Democratic incumbent, Secretary of State Steve Simon, defeated reelectionist Kim Crockett 48-40. A recent SurveyUSA poll has Ellison and Simon leading 46-40 and 42-38, respectively.