Saturday, June 04, 2016

Fareed: Show Me the (L.A.) Money!

How is 28-year-old Justin Fareed able to afford so many TV commercials? The LA Times reports that 80% of the $1 million that Fareed has raised in his bid for the Congressional seat that Lois Capps is vacating, has come from people living outside of his Santa Barbara district.

Around 56% of Fareed contributors this year live outside the district, and they contributed $875,000 of his $1.08 million in donations. . .

At least 90 of Fareed’s 490 donors live in West Los Angeles, in the Hancock Park, Fairfax and Mid-Wilshire neighborhoods. Supporters in the 90036 ZIP Code contributed a combined $235,000 to the candidate — nearly 25% of the money Fareed brought in since the campaign began.

Makes me wonder whether that horse Fareed rides in his TV ads came from Santa Ynez or Santa Anita?