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Abe-Koga's campaign war chest hits city's limit

Original post made on Oct 7, 2010

A tradition of keeping campaign spending to a minimum appears to be alive and well in Mountain View. Of the six candidates for City Council, only two appear to have done any real fundraising, with Margaret Abe-Koga out front with $21,709 raised so far.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 7, 2010, 9:27 AM

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Posted by CookieMom
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Its easy to see where she stands on certain hot issues in MV by taking a look at the people that have her in their back pocket.
I hear what she says, but then see how she votes and I've come to the conclusion that she's just a sneaky small time politician. Just my opinion. That's why we have elections though. I'll voice my opinion there as well.

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm

The article is somewhat misleading in writing about the CONTRIBUTIONS that Margaret has received in the context of the voluntary EXPENDITURE limit. There is no voluntary limit on contributions in M.V., only on expenditures. We won't know if the expenditure limit has been violated until several weeks from now when the candidates' last pre-election expenditure statements are filed -- or even later. In past elections some candidates have gone over the expenditure limit only in the last week of the campaign, and the over-spending has only been publicized after election day.

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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Yes. $500 puts an intelligent committed community servant in your back pocket.

That is just beyond laughable. What BENEFIT do you see Margaret--or any other city council person-- getting from these groups? These contributions are negligable.

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Posted by Liveshere
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Hogwash. These contributions account in partfor her ability to out signage the others, hoping for name recognition votes so people don't look at her voting record. Dedicated public servant no doubt, but dedicated to who?

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