Professional Engineers in California Government spread its political cash around this month with the California Democratic Party getting a bit more than $600,000, and "Your Transportation Improvements Voter Guide, a Service of PECG," receiving almost $250,000. That money funds mailers that go out to likely voters in districts where an election outcome isn't already locked up. The mailers promote candidates and ballot measures that the union supports.
PECG's independent expenditures so far in October (detailed on a second worksheet you'll see by clicking PECG Oct. IEs at the bottom of the window), were relatively small -- just $243,000. And the union stuck with supportive efforts for candidates and ballot measures instead spending money to attack opponents, according to the union's filings with the secretary of state.