Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times just tweeted this:


Eli Broad made a $100,000 donation on March 5, election day, to an SEIU Local 99 PAC backing Heather Repenning for the open L.A. school board seat. Other pro-charter folks gave to support other candidates, suggesting divided views and/or an anybody-but-Goldberg strategy.

Heather Repenning worked for Mayor Eric Garcetti. Local 99 of the SEIU spent $1 million to defeat Jackie. Now we know where some of that $1 million came from. The question for Local 99 is why they would want more charter schools, since most are nonunion? Repenning came in either 2nd or 3rd, with about 13% of the vote, far behind Jackie, who received 48%.