DeMaio's long history with the UT's Doug Manchester
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Daily Transcript
by Claire Trageser
December 21, 2011
Doug Manchester, the new owner of The San Diego Union-Tribune, is well-known for his wide range of political donations. But among the four candidates for San Diego mayor, he seems to have a favorite: City Councilman Carl DeMaio.
Manchester and John Lynch, the new chief executive officer of the Union-Tribune, donated almost half of the total funding for San Diego Citizens for Accountable Government, a public policy action committee DeMaio launched at the start of his San Diego political career. By the end of 2005, the committee had raised $328,500, including $110,000 of DeMaio's own money, $100,000 from Manchester and $38,400 in free airtime for commercials from Lynch's Mighty 1090 radio station, according to campaign disclosures.
In June 2007, soon after DeMaio announced he was running for San Diego City Council, Manchester hosted a campaign fundraiser for the candidate at his home. Manchester, Lynch and Manchester's wife Elizabeth also each donated the maximum amount, $270, to DeMaio's 2008 City Council campaign.