Sunday Mailbag November 7

C.P. in Los Angeles, CA, writesYou wrote: "A Wisconsin attempt to recall several school board members in the Milwaukee suburb of Mequon-Thiensville got national attention and featured over $50,000 in spending (an insane amount for a school board race of any sort)."

In Los Angeles, $50k is chump change. In 2017, I spent $3,114.30 in my campaign for a school district seat. The other challenger spent $12,302.00. $622,536.89 was spent in support of the incumbent.

In last year's school board race, $17,820,970.08 was spent on four races. The biggest spenders were the charter school industry looking to reduce oversight.

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