By PE Politics
on March 17, 2010 4:22 PM
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians near Banning has sent out a whopping $93,000 worth of mailers supporting the Senate candidacy of former Assemblyman Russ Bogh.
The independent expenditure mailers, which began arriving at voters’ homes this week, are the first to be bankrolled by any of the region’s politically influential tribes with casinos in the special election for the 37th Senate District. They feature endorsements of Bogh by several Inland political leaders.
If production and postage costs are around 50 cents a piece, that would translate into some 180,000 pieces of mail — roughly the total number of permanent vote-by-mail voters receiving their ballots about now.
The Morongo tribe and others from the region have been among the state’s biggest political spenders since 2000.
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