The Orange County Employees Association — the only visible means of support John Leos’ campaign has – has really started to open the money spigot.
According to a late contribution report filed by the government union today, since October 1 it has dumped $350,000 in members’ dues money into its Issues Committee (the OCEA maintains several campaign committees).
Last month, OCEA opened up the “Committee to Support John Leos for Anaheim City Council 2012,” and transferred into it $50,000 from the OCEA’s Independent Expenditure committee.
Of the big bucks poured into its Issues Committee, OCEA has contributed $80,000 into the Orange County Federation of Labor’s Committee On Political Education (COPE). Keep on eye on where that money goes from here.
It will be interesting to see how much of the remainder of that $350,000 infusion of members’ dues is used to play in Anaheim’s council election – not to mention in Costa Mesa, where the council majority, with Republican help, is trying to rebuff the union-backed candidates. In Anaheim, there are Republicans are helping the union-backed candidate. Go figure.