Friday, November 30, 2018

SEIU-UHW’s Dave Regan: “Most Expensive Loser in California Elections”

Dave Regan’s ballot-initiative bonanza has helped him secure the distinction of being the ‘biggest loser’ in California’s 2018 elections, according to CalMatters.

In an article this week, CalMatters -- a daily publication covering California politics -- reported that Regan’s ballot measure targeting the dialysis industry won “the distinction of being the costliest losing campaign of the year.”

SEIU-UHW “not only failed to shackle the profits of the state’s dialysis clinics as planned, they ended up spending more than any other losing campaign—$38 million or $8.49 per vote,” according to the publication. (Ben Christopher, “How much did interest groups pay per vote? The answer, as we break down the midterms with data,” CalMatters, November 26, 2018)

Way to go, Dave! 

Not everyone can claim to be the “most expensive loser” of California’s 2018 political season.