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Labor Accuses DeMaio Of Taking Early Campaign Contributions

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Aired 5/31/11

The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is accusing Councilman Carl DeMaio of accepting donations for his mayoral run before he is legally allowed to. The group said DeMaio’s campaign website was launched over the weekend and was accepting donations. Candidates can not take contributions until June 5, a year before next year's election.

— The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council is accusing Councilman Carl DeMaio of accepting donations for his mayoral run before he is legally allowed to. The group said DeMaio’s campaign website was launched over the weekend and was accepting donations. Candidates can not take contributions until June 5, a year before next year's election.

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio
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Above: San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio

Kyle Haverback is with the Labor Council. He made a $5 contribution to DeMaio’s campaign and said he got an e-mail thanking him.

"In addition to the e-mail, after I made a contribution the pop-up where you enter your credit card information changed, thanking me for having made a donation to Councilmember DeMaio’s mayoral campaign," he said.

DeMaio’s campaign issued a statement saying the Labor Council accessed a beta version of the site. It said the contribution hasn’t been processed yet and that no donations were solicited. The campaign called the Labor Council's donation a stunt. DeMaio's campaign website now says it’s under construction.

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HarryStreet | May 31, 2011 at 5:27 p.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

DeMaio needs to respect the Labor Unions for who they are and what they do for the working man and woman. If he chooses to oppose them, fine! This is America and we are all free to choose sides.

He has been accused by Labor Unions for not sitting in on meetings, walking out on them, and refusing to negotiate. Not only is this disrespectful, but it prevents resolutions from coming to pass.

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