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.
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