There is a $22,689 limit for campaign funds for the city council. However, on the city’s website I discovered that a special interest group called the “National Association of Realtors Fund” based in CHICAGO has been independently spending $26,680 on Ken Rosenberg’s behalf for mailers and polling outside of his $22,689 limit, which he claims he knows nothing about. Another group called the “Neighborhood Empowerment Coalition” from LONG BEACH has also been spending $12,293 on his behalf outside of his limit. I just got this expansive mailer from this N.E.C. group about Rosenberg this past weekend. The postage is from Long Beach.
Granted it is politics, but I found out that N.E.C. receives large contributions from PG&E (despite Rosenberg denies receiving money from PG&E), iron ship builders, CA apartment association PAC and large Indian tribes. Another SoCal resident named Timothy Dillion also contributed $20,000 in support of Rosenberg. Who would contribute that much money if they were not lobbyists? What are their motivations for doing this? Besides, is it fair to the other candidates who are still trying to raise that $22,689?? I care very much about the city and I would not vote for someone who has a secret agenda to please outside interest groups!