Swalwell Boasts Campaign Contributions Four Times Larger Than Corbett

State Sen. Ellen Corbett, Rep. Eric Swalwell

CONGRESS//15TH DISTRICT//CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Less than nine months until the June 2014 primary, freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell possesses a campaign war chest four times larger than fellow Democrat State Sen. Ellen Corbett, his likely opponent for the 15th Congressional District.

Swalwell built upon a strong fundraising performance from earlier this year, according to the campaign finance reports released Wednesday, with $279,428 in contributions. Through the current election cycle, Swalwell has raised $807,936. As of Sept. 30, the campaign maintains $614,262 cash-on-hand after $69,598 in expenditures. Swawell has spent $223,520 total for his re-election during this cycle, according to the report.

One-third of the Swalwell’s contributions, however, came from political action committees in the the defense, pharmaceutical, and medical industries. Overall, 40 percent of Swalwell’s contributions have come from special interests groups.

Among the political class, Swalwell received donations this election cycle from campaign committees associated with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) ($4,000); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) ($2,000) and Francisco Zermeno for Hayward Mayor ($500).

In addition, former Assemblymember John Dutra, Sr. contributed $2,500 to Swalwell’s campaign; his son, former Fremont Council candidate John Dutra, Jr. ($2,700); former Alameda County Sheriff Tom Orloff ($1,500); former Assemblymember Fiona Ma ($250); former state controller Steve Westly ($2,000) and former Hayward school boardmember Jesus Armas ($500).

Corbett, however, has continued a somewhat languid pace in attracting campaign finance, raising $36,502 during the period ending Sept. 30, according to finance reports. During this election cycle, Corbett has raised $240,512 in campaign contributions. After spending just $9,268 during the past filing period, Corbett reports $143,417 cash-in-hand, according to finance reports.

Much of Corbett’s fundraising draws upon her strong contacts in San Leandro where she was once mayor and the State Senate. Campaign committees for State Sens. Darrell Steinberg and Mark Leno both gave $1,000 during the last reporting period. The re-election committee of Swalwell’s past opponent, Pete Stark, also donated $2,000 toward the defeat of his young rival. Union City Mayor Carol Vernaci contributed $350, according the finance report.

Patrick Kennedy, the founder of innovative San Leandro data processing company, OsiSoft, along with his wife, contributed a total of $10,000 to Corbett’s campaign. Among other notable contributors is San Leandro businessman Anthony Batarse ($2,300); Attorney and current San Leandro Zoning and Adjustments Commissioner Philip Daly ($1,200) and Alameda County labor leader Josie Camacho ($500).



Categories: 2014 Election, campaign finance, CD15, congress, Darrell Steinberg, Ellen Corbett, Eric Swalwell, John Dutra, Josie Camacho, Osisoft, Patrick Kennedy, Pete Stark, State Senate, Steny Hoyer

177 replies

  1. Dorcas, you never voted for the congressman in your entire life. You don't live in the district. You have always volunteered on old man's Stark's campaigns. Finally, you're off your meds again and smoking the bad stuff.

    Eric going to kick that fatt ass where it hurts!

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  2. Anon above: What the hell are you talking about? Are you off your meds? You make no sense. It seems you are in need of some help.

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  3. Anon 12:29. What an idiot. Why waste our time? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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  4. I agree Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on.. Swalwell has accomplished nothing on the Dublin city council or since he's been in Congress.

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  5. Dorcas, you never voted for the congressman in your entire life. You don't live in the district. You have always volunteered on old man's Stark's campaigns. Finally, you're off your meds again and smoking the bad stuff.

    Eric going to kick that fatt ass where it hurts!

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  6. Eric is not running against Stark this time with his irascible temperament and personality. Ellen Corbett is a much more formidable foe and an extremely likable and capable politician. She is very likely to win as she has helped many people in this area over the years. I know our family will be supporting her.

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  7. Since Eric has authored no significant legislation in Washington, I'll take Ellen Corbett who has authored significant legislation to help the environment, women, consumers, seniors, children, education, etc.

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  8. Dorcas, you never voted for the congressman in your entire life. You don't live in the district. You have always volunteered on old man's Stark's campaigns. Finally, you're off your meds again and smoking the bad stuff.

    Eric going to kick that fatt ass where it hurts!

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  9. According to this Oct 16 article a large part of Swalwell's contributions came from the medical and pharmaceutical vested interest groups. These are the same groups that have been sticking it to the middle class and poor for years. My family and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year.

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  10. I agree Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on.. Swalwell has accomplished nothing on the Dublin city council or since he's been in Congress.

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  11. Now Dorcas, the poster of the last two posts–one minute a part–is agreeing with herself. What a poor, pathetic, fat ass bitch she is.

    Dorcas, you never voted for the congressman in your entire life. You don't live in the district. You have always volunteered on old man's Stark's campaigns. Finally, you're off your meds again and smoking the bad stuff.

    Eric going to kick that fat ass where it hurts!

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  12. As far as flip-flopping goes Swalwell taken so many different
    positions on so many topics he can't even remember them all.
    Just check out the local papers and the ebcitizen. Tavares
    even did more than one article on his flip-flops. He told people
    he was for the chained CPI, then he was against it. He told
    people he was for changes to Social Security, then he was
    against them. Not a good track record on consumer bills after
    he took corporate money either. Flip-flop, flip-flop, flip-flop.

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  13. I agree Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on.. Swalwell has accomplished nothing on the Dublin city council or since he's been in Congress.

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  14. Anon 11:29: What the hell are you talking about? Are you off your meds? You make no sense. It seems you are in need of some help.

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  15. To the anon 11:29 poster—-Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric ” the corrupt flip-flopper” Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  16. The congressman has been a great representative. I'll definitely be supporting him next year. He'll sail just fine; no credible opposition since competition knows he's doing a fantastic job.

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  17. According to this Oct 16 article a large part of Swalwell's contributions came from the medical and pharmaceutical vested interest groups. These are the same groups that have been sticking it to the middle class and poor for years. My family and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year.

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  18. I actually signed up for Obamacare and it was cheaper for me with a better policy. Even though I agree with this particular vote, I have seen Ellen at more events I go to and will be voting for her next year. I think she has accomplished more for the middle class and poor and I trust her to do more for us than Eric.

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  19. My husband and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year because we think she has done more as our Senator than Swalwell has done as our congressman.

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  20. Agree with 9:00 PM, my family and I will never vote for Swalwell again, he's screwed up right and left, as the citizen has pointed out, and he seems to be devoid of any principles. I'm a conservative who lives in Livermore and will vote for anyone else before that two faced attorney. Like it or not, I do know where Corbett stands. Even though I disagree with some of the things she does, I like her as a person and will vote for her if the choice is between the two of them.

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  21. I like Ellen too but I don't know if she will win by much. I'll take 52-48 and be immensely happy, and I'll bet Corbett will too. I do agree when Swalwell was on the Dublin City Council he did nothing and so far in Congress also has authored no significant legislation, but has signed on to other Dems bills. Ellen Corbett, by contrast, has authored signifiant legislation benefitting the middle class and lower middle class.

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  22. Whorbett wants to try and run against Stark again but congressman Swalwell is too smart and popular to let that happen. Eventually it will boil down to Whorbett running on her merits and accomplishments, and congressman Swalwell running on his merits and accomplishments. I think it's fair to say Whorebett has accomplished very little and congressman Swalwell has accomplished much more. Bitch loses in a landslide.

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  23. To the anon 9:28 poster—-Well what do you know? It's the Swalwell troll, stooge, shill, staffer (pick one cause there's only one). Remember the name Eric ” the corrupt flip-flopper” Swalwell if you want to vote for the developers wet dream or the mega-corporations best friend.

    If you check the Citizen article you will find Swalwell not Corbett has been bought and paid for by big business, large corporations, big pharma, etc. I'll take Corbett any day with her outstanding pro-consumer voting record. Go get him Ellen because you have a good chance of winning. Eric only won because people thought Stark was losing it. I also voted for Swalwell, but won't again. He's too inexperienced, corrupt and changes his mind on issues all the time.

    If I had a mistake prone boss like yours, I'd try and change the topic too!

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  24. My husband and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year because we think she has done more as our Senator than Swalwell has done as our congressman.

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  25. I agree Ellen Corbett in 2014. She is a much better politician an has done more for Seniors, children,women, the environment, consumers, working families, teachers, nurses, and on and on.. Swalwell has accomplished nothing on the Dublin city council or since he's been in Congress.

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  26. According to this Oct 16 article a large part of Swalwell's contributions came from the medical and pharmaceutical vested interest groups. These are the same groups that have been sticking it to the middle class and poor for years. My family and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year.

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  27. My husband and I will be voting for Ellen Corbett next year because we think she has done more as our Senator than Swalwell has done as our congressman.

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