Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big Political Money in Little Encinitas

Kristin Gaspar raised $41,000 for a job that ostensibly is about potholes and parks.

That's far more than any candidate in Encinitas history. Barth came in second at $25,000. And that doesn't even include outside "independent" expenditures like the hit piece from the allegedly conservative Lincoln Club.

More on who the donors are in the comments here.


  1. The power consortium that has controlled Encinitas since incorporation maintains its grip with the placement of Gaspar on the council. It proves that money does win elections.

  2. Uh, who cares? What are you implying?

  3. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


  4. Special interests control the community.