Redding City Councilman Rick Bosetti got a six-figure boost from an independent committee supporting his candidacy for the open 1st Assembly District seat.
An independent committee called Northstate Farm and Business PAC spent nearly $115,000 to produce and air a cable television ad supporting the Republican's candidacy, according to an independent expenditure report filed with the Secretary of State over the weekend.
The committee reported in the same filing receiving $160,000 in contributions from the California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee, which is funded by Realtors, developers and marketing companies, and $5,000 from Pacific Gas & Electric. A request for comment made through the committee's treasurer has not been returned.
Bosetti, a retired Major League Baseball player, is one of five candidates running for the newly-drawn seat, which spans all or part of ten counties in the northeastern region of the state. Also on the ballot in the safe GOP district are Lassen County Supervisor Brian Dahle, also a Republican, Plumas County Supervisor Robert Meacher, a Democrat, water ecologist David Edwards, a Green Party member, and biotech consultant Charley Hooper, who is running with no party preference.
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