A second independent expenditure committee has made its presence felt in the 19th District Senate campaign, this one in support of Republican Tony Strickland.
A group called Californians for Jobs $ Education reported spending $25,000 in support of Strickland. Most of the money went for behind-the-scenes efforts such as consulting and research, although it also did fund $500 in "robo-calls" to area voters over the weekend. The consulting and research expenses are indications that additional efforts will be forthcoming -- probably in the form of television or radio advertising or campaign mailers.
The group has not reported contributions since July, but its biggest contributors during the primary election cycle earlier this year were Chevron ($75,000) and Farmers Insurance ($50,000).