Candidates update campaign contribution totals

With just over a week to go until Election Day, another round of updated campaign contribution forms were submitted in the competitive San Mateo City Council race where seven are seeking three seats.

Nearly $123,216 has gone toward supporting current Planning Commissioner Eric Rodriguez. He has raised $52,748 toward his own campaign, including a $5,000 loan, and spent about $45,327. The California Apartment Association independently spent $20,649.39 to see him elected while the National Association of Realtors spent $49,819, according to forms filed with the city.

Follow the money

“Follow the money” has been a pretty reliable measure when looking at where a candidate’s interests lie. Not all candidates for our little San Mateo City Council race are popping up in the margins of my computer as we speak, but there he is again, compliments of the National Association of Realtors Fund “not authorized by a candidate or a committee.”etc. etc.