Editor: Here’s another story that the San Diego Union-Tribune has ignored. Wonder why? Hmmmm…
By Hoa Quach and Joseph Peña / SDNN / Originally posted August 25, 2009
A small but vocal group of local Republicans is accusing county party leaders of conspiring to rig Central Committee elections and abusing office powers.
They allege the local party and state party’s chair of dodging campaign finance violation fines, using party resources for personal gain, ignoring party bylaws and State Election Code and harassing and intimidating other party members.
The executive director of the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) confirmed it is investigating claims that the San Diego County Republican Party chair Tony Krvaric violated the state’s independent expenditure provision of the Political Reform Act.
Two party members allege Krvaric conspired with candidates for the Republican Central Committee to stack slate mailers with people he considered “team players,” and excluded other party members from the mailers. Slate mailers are the primary means candidates use to get their names out to voters.
The complaint also names 2008 Central Committee candidates Michael McSweeney, Warene Wall, Michael Rosen, Gary Felien and Bill Baber.
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