Significantly, 26% of Chiu's donations come from large real estate developers, this includes several of the newest luxury buildings such as Vida - an eyesore in the Mission, Luxe, and SOMA.
LUXE: Zephyr Real Estate brags: "The Luxe features three 2BR/2BA units and three 3BR/3BA townhomes. Prices range from $849,000-$889,000 for the two bedrooms, and $1,389,000-$1,549,000 for the townhomes. HOA dues range from $414-$484/month."
ViDA being develped by Oyster Development, exudes,"151,379 sf 8 story mixed use building – 114 condominium units, 14,750 sf of ground level retail, 1 level subterranean parking... This 8 story building will provide 114 for-sale condominiums to the up and coming colorful Mission neighborhood of San Francisco."
SOMA, being developed by Pillar Capital, "is a modern 70 unit high-end, mixed use, high-rise condominium project. This twelve floor luxury development features ground floor store fronts in the city’s ever popular SOMA district. Situated blocks from the cultural epicenter of San Francisco and Market Street, the neighborhood boasts attractions such as the . . . Breaking ground in 2015."
Other Problematic Donors Include:
Nancy Lenvin - Former SF Apartment Association director and anti-tenant lawyer
Ronald Courtney - donated to Yes on Prop 8 campaign to defeat same-sex marriage
Kyri McClellan - who is a lobbyist for the World Cup race
Luis Cancel - who appears to have run the arts council into the ground before running off to New York
Greg Galanos, who gave $8200 (the two year limit) and has also donated to Mitt Romney
Chiu is also mysteriously popular with donors who are Masons!
Chiu raised almost double what Campos did in direct campaign donations. He also had an independent expenditure fund worth over $200,000, funded by tech moguls Reid Hoffman and Mr. and Mrs. Conway, who ran ugly campaign ads while remaining semi-anonymous.
The recent anti-Campos ads were paid for by nefarious PACs, as independent expenditures—this way donors to ugly campaign ads can remain anonymous.
This is Hoffman's blog calling for voters to make a better choice than Campos.
Here is state reporting.
And an article about it.
Other articles looking at Chiu and Eviction Money:
Roberts, Chris. “Chiu Campaign: Ellis Act Money No Good Here.” The San Francisco Examiner.
Jones, Steven. "Chiu and others get stung for support from speculators and evictors."