MAPlight.org ranks Marty Block

Democratic San Diego city-council candidate Howard Wayne has finally shut down his “Howard Wayne for State Senate 2012” campaign committee. According to an October 6 filing with the California secretary of state’s office, the group was terminated September 30…According to research by MAPLight.org — a nonpartisan website dedicated to “shining a light on the influence of money on politics” — San Diego Democrat Marty Block ranked second among assembly members in total campaign contributions received between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2010, raking in a total of $3,057,601. That was only slightly behind the number-one assembly fund-raiser, Democrat V. Manuel Pérez of Indio, with $3,091,435. According to the MAPLight survey, general trade unions were Block’s top donors, with $180,300. Then came public-sector unions, including the California Teachers Association and Association of California State Supervisors, with $113,902. Lawyers and lobbyists came up with $73,797, and tribal governments provided $23,600…GOP assemblyman Nathan Fletcher has accepted $2900 from banking behemoth JPMorgan Chase & Co. General Atomics, maker of the Predator drone, gave him $1000. Fletcher also received $2760 from SeaWorld…Lisa Schmidt, district representative for termed-out Democratic state senator Denise Ducheny, took in a Padres game last April 21 at a Petco Park suite, with tickets for two worth $220 from AT&T.

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Wow, more than $3 million for Marty Block. That accounts for his numerous and clever cartoon TV ads that show a yellow school bus advancing on the Capitol dome in Sacramento with a voice-over that says, "Marty Block, an educator for Assembly." And there's another one that says something like "Marty Block wants to build a college in Chula Vista. His opponent wants to build a power plant. Marty Block, an educator for Assembly." Slick.

Marty Block is the worst kind of politician - well funded, party-owned, and arrogant. But he's also vulnerable. KICK HIM OUT.

The term "educator", when used by political candidates generally means that they will prostitute themselves to the teacher's union as the union is putting up the money for their candidacy.

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