Special Interest Big Money in California Politics

dylan Confidence in Democracy Initiative, ConflictWatch, Open Government Institute

When you add up which side gets the most, the media’s current narrative crumbles. Link to Full Report For years, Democrats and their friends in the mainstream media have decried “Dark Money” and/or “Special Interest Money” influencing elections — supposedly, according to them, all in favor of Republicans.  Liberal groups repeatedly call for the repeal of the landmark Citizens United …

Transparency Foundation Investigation Reveals How Some Politicians Profited from Covid-19 Lockdowns

Johnathan Hale ConflictWatch

San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher supported Covid-19 lockdowns — all the while trading and personally profiting from stock trades in companies that benefited from lockdowns. Fletcher’s behavior raises serious conflict of interest questions that need to be answered. During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a bitter debate raged on whether broad-based lockdowns of the economy would bring …