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Fergusson laps Ciardella in spending

Original post made on Feb 3, 2009

Kelly Fergusson and Rick Ciardella both ended their campaigns for Menlo Park City Council in the red, while Andy Cohen, the third candidate in the November race for two council seats, failed to turn in his final campaign finance statement on time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 6:42 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Joe the Union Plumber, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm

The unions love Fergusson and Fergusson loves the unions.

Posted by Cohen Supporters??, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 3, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Where's all that Boyle, Winkler, Duboc money and support we heard so much about from all the Cohen/Ferguson supporters during the election?? As you can see, Rick ran his own campaign, without much from realtors and developers. Next time, why don't you all check your facts first, before burning down the opponents house. It certainly looks like it was unions that win the hearts and minds of Menlo Park residents. Too bad.

Posted by skeptic, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 4, 2009 at 9:55 am

You're proving the point! Although the article only lists late donations (Ciardella did get money from realtors and developers in earlier reporting periods) he didn't get much support overall. The Duboc et al crowd knew they didn't have much of a chance of defeating the incumbents.

The fact remains that developers can buy and have bought council members via campaign donations. Apparently no one had enough confidence in a Ciardella victory to invest in him!

Posted by Correct, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 4, 2009 at 12:28 pm

You ARE right "Skeptic", unions did NOT have enough confidence in Rick to invest in him, with both money, negative campaign literature, and feet on the streets. Again, it's a shame that the unions have this type of power. It is literally bankrupting our town.

Posted by Gaelstrom, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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