James Sweeney has a retrospective on former Speaker Fabian Nunez in the San Diego Union Tribune. Sweeney notes that Nunez leaves office with a large balance of campaign funds that could be used to assist his redistricting proposal.
NÃºÃ±ez will leave the Democratic Party with more than $4 million for future Assembly races, party spokesman Roger Salazar confirmed. But he’s holding on to more than $6.4 million in campaign donations. State law restricts the use of such surplus campaign funds to political purposes or contributions to qualified charities or nonprofits.
That fat balance could finance his future political forays, or ballot measures on the term-limits, redistricting and other government reforms NÃºÃ±ez has introduced.