Capitol Alert

The latest on California politics and government

photo (7).JPGCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California delegates to the Democratic National Convention are getting a SWAG bag that is less glitz than campaign gear this year.

Among the contents of this year's gift bag: a "Wendy Greuel for Mayor of LA" water bottle, a pen and pad promoting state Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee's 2014 state controller bid and a pencil from the California Teachers Association urging the writer to vote No on Proposition 32, a ballot measure on campaign finance rules that unions are opposing.

The totes - emblazoned with the logos for the state party, Phillips 66 and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians -- also contain copies of DVDs such as "Cowboys & Aliens" courtesy of Comcast, a fan featuring the faces of the California Legislative Black Caucus and a gift card for a free tree seedling from the California Forestry Association.

The value of the bag's contents was not available Sunday afternoon, but it appeared to be less than the roughly $700 worth of goodies given to California's delegates at the Republican National Convention. Those included luxury swimwear gift cards, a "President" Barbie and California food products.

Delegates will also take home a bag from the Democratic National Convention host committee. Those include an iPad case, a bag of brown sugar and a purple "Obama 2012" ThunderStix from the Service Employees International Union.


More Capitol Alert

Capitol Alert on Twitter

Popular Categories

Now on


November 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monthly Archives

Latest California Clips