As I was writing Friday about all the money rolling into the Chula Vista City Council campaigns, more money was rolling in.

San Diego County’s second-largest city has become a battleground between labor and business interests largely due to proposal by Tennessee-based Gaylord Entertainment to build a $1 billion-plus hotel and convention center on the city’s bay front, and its front-runner status as a possible site for a new Chargers stadium.

Chula Vista City Hall has also become a poster child for dysfunctional government as its elected leaders have struggled to cope with the consequences of the bust part of the real estate boom and bust cycle.

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council reported spending another $3,382 Friday to support council candidates Pamela Bensoussan and Steve Castaneda, bringing its total for the month of October to $34,831, according to filings with the California Secretary of State.

My previous story only included spending in recent weeks by the Labor Council and the San Diego Democratic Party. The Labor Council’s total year-to-date spending on the races is $70,182, and the Democratic Party has spent $20,258 this year to support Bensoussan.

Year-to-date spending on the Chula Vista races by the Republican Party and the Lincoln Club of San Diego County is $43,072 and $47,543, respectively. The GOP and Lincoln Club are supporting Republicans Scott Vinson and Russ Hall.


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