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Big Money Pouring Into Campaign For Prop. A

The latest campaign contribution disclosures reveal hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to pass Proposition A, a measure to ban union-only bids on county public works projects.

Filings with the County Registrar of Voters reveal a political action committee has raised $100,000 in the last week to lobby for Proposition A.

Proposition A is the only local measure that every voter in San Diego county will have on their ballot this November. It bans so-called project labor agreements on county construction projects.

Non-union contractors oppose such agreements. Their political action committee, the Campaign for Fair and Open Competition, has already spent $180,000 to lobby for the ban. The latest report shows a last minute contribution of $95,000 dollars from Associated General Contractors of San Diego and $5,000 from Pacific Building Group.

Meanwhile the Labor Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties, which opposes Proposition A, says it has not spent anything to defeat the measure.

The Labor Council failed to defeat a similar initiative in Chula Vista in June, in spite of spending more than half a million dollars.

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