State Investigates Corruption In Local San Diego Republican Party

by on August 27, 2009 · 4 comments

in Civil Rights, Election, Media, San Diego

Tony Krvaric, chair of the San Diego Republican Party, is currently being investigated by the FPPC. (Photo from

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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nunya August 27, 2009 at 11:22 am

What? Corruption in the Republican Party in San Diego? Oh, how could it beeeeeeeeee?



doug porter August 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm

the real key in the article is that they no longer want to use “volunteers”. why use volunteers when you can have free staff paid for by corporate interests? i mean look at the “grassroots” campaigns, like health care, energy cap, etc.


bodysurferbob August 27, 2009 at 11:59 pm

scam diego. yup. this is the kind of stuff that gets swept under the rug in this town. but with more news platforms than ever, all these new damn reporters are scrounging around for anything tasty. so, the local fish-wrap didn’t run this story. an upstart news website had to get it.


BillRayDrums August 29, 2009 at 4:04 am

WHat you have here is an AM-radio mentality in a Broadband world. Might as well hire a trombone player to follow them around. (


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