The Long Beach-based group claims on its website to be a coalition of community members but has a Long Beach lawyer specializing in campaign finance as its only known member. It has reported receiving funds from Indian tribes, unions representing ship builders and iron workers, a DMV software company and perhaps most notably, the California Apartment Association.
The CAA is a landlord group opposed to rent control Kamei, Rosenberg and Showalter have all posted the CAA's endorsement on their campaign websites and oppose rent control.
PG&E has also funded the NEC. Rosenberg says he is not endorsed or funded by PG&E, but Kamei and Showalter have taken campaign donation from the energy company.
None of the candidates reported spending their own campaign money over the voluntary limit of $22,689 that all the candidates agreed to at the start of the election, though some are coming close. The top spenders as of Oct. 18 are: Kamei, with $21,872; Rosenberg at $21,644; Greg Unangst at $18,896; and Lisa Matichak with $19,128.
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