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Why is Miller getting so much money from out of town Tea Party folks?

Original post made by Stan on Apr 9, 2013

I worry about a candidate who has more than half their endorsements from out of towners - mostly of one political segment) and is also using out of towners to run his campaign. The last 2 campaign e-mails i received from David Miler were sent from a Tea Party person in Stockton and one in Danville.

o Why is David Miller not focusing on Pleasanton residents?
o Why is Miller looking to out of towners from the Tea Party to run his campaign vs. supporting our local community?

Comments (14)

Posted by Freedom Loving Alvin, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Since when does the US Constitution say anything about where one's campaign finances come from? Needles to say, this entire nation is supporting David Miller because he'll bring freedom to Pleasanton. A vote for Miller is a vote against the tirranical United Nations.

Posted by local, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Stan, if you are getting emails form a tea party person then you are obviously a tea party person. My bet would be that you are just spreading lies against the person running against your candidate. Stick to the issues...

Posted by Jill, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I just went to the city of pleasanton website to look at contribution filings. Stan, you are lying through your teeth. Almost all of the money that David Miller has received in donations are from Pleasanton residents. Not out of town tea party people like you state.

Would be curious to know which opposition campaign staff you are actually on so we all know to avoid that candidate as playing dirty politics.

Posted by factchecker, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 10, 2013 at 7:15 am

Jill, Who are you kidding? I just went to the web site and counted Miller's donations. I came up with 34 out of town donations and 33 from in town. It concerns me that a candidate is receiving more support from out of town than residents.

I, too, have received emails from 2 different people coming from the tea party. One thing is for sure--i never gave my email address to anyone associated with the tea party. I can only conclude that Miller bought email lists.

Posted by I am for Mark Hamilton, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

Stop the bickering. I am voting for an independent voter that is funding his own campaign. I am voting for Mark. 100% in Pleasanton, no party politics and no developers!!!

Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:47 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

I'll second that endorsement for Mark Hamilton. Long time Pleasanton resident, served our country with pride and distinction, has an MBA in Finance and has worked in the community for many years. Oh, and unlike the other candidates, he is not beholden to anyone for financial backing, so he won't follow the agenda of the power brokers that are giving this city away to outside developers and appointed bureaucrats.

Posted by Sienna, a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:03 am

Finally an independent candidate. The old guard in town has to stop trying to control our politics.

More reports will come out about campaign finance, and I would bet the old goats will give Narum $$ at the last minute to avoid tainting the campaign until it is too late to report it. They are experienced with this behind the scenes manipulation.

Vote Hamilton, a smart, successful, articulate candidate!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

maybe because the Tea Party has some extra money to donate...duh...

Posted by Jill, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Must be looking at different campaign reports as Miller's money has mostly come from Pleasanton residents. Also no developers or PACs there. Can't say the same for the other candidates. Narum even took money from James Tong, the infamous developer who is trying to make Pleasanton look like his developments in Dublin, and sues the city and residents when his developments are opposed. I thought Narum had more sense than to take money from Tong. I guess it is the mentality, "whatever it takes to win." Sigh.

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm


"trying to make Pleasanton look like his developments in Dublin"

Do you mean the Dublin where class sizes in K-3 are about 20 versus 30 in Pleasanton? That Dublin?

Posted by Voter, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Stan, John, Jill and of course the factchecker. WHY is Narum taking Developmer Money? That is the real question. All you are trying to do is turn the spotlight off of your candidate. Do you really think the voters are going to buy into your lies? Do you really think Pleasanton residents want stackable housing and the pocketing of Lin/Tong money? Obviously, you do!

Posted by john, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

"Do you really think the voters are going to buy into your lies?"

I'm trying to figure out where I lied about anything or even said that I was a Narum supporter. Can you please point out where I lied, or does the Miller campaign feel that it needs to resort to false accusations?

Posted by Stan, a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm

To Jill and local,

Check out the facts from Miller's web site about how most of his endorsers are out of towners(34 out of town to 33 in town) and also the same facts were posted by the Livermore Independent when they recommended Olivia for Council and cited serious concerns about Miller. His whole campaign staff seems out of town too as e-mails are coming from Danville and Stockton e-mails addresses. After hearing debate last night, I can understand why David does not have much local support. He has a lot of rhetoric but no facts on how he will create solutions unlike most of the other candidates who had solutions.

For example, he has been saying he will fight to stop low cost housing. But he said he did not know how. The old council fought and lost $3M+ fighting a losing battle as RHNA is state law. I do not want David to lose another $3M or more fighting a losing battle. Wish it were otherwise.

Posted by Stop the fighting, a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Stay above the fray. Vote for Olivia the only candidate staying out of his tacky fight.

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