Lincoln Club of San Diego County

Land of the Lincoln Club

San Diego City Beat

By: Kelly Davis
Published: March 7, 2012

For conservative political group, money speaks volumes

If you want to get a sense of what the Lincoln Club of San Diego County’s all about, watch the promotional video on the group’s website. Over an ominous soundtrack of staccato violins, a male voice tells an American Dream-like tale of the club’s growth from “humble origins” in 1983 to become the county's “the single most effective political action committee.” Words like “battle,” “resurgence” and “game-changing” pervade the narrative.

Court ruling: Free speech and the mother’s milk of politics

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By: T.J. Zane

February 6, 2012

Last month’s U.S. District Court ruling on the city of San Diego’s Election Campaign Control Ordinance (ECCO) was humdrum news to most people, but for those of us engaged in the local political arena, it was nothing short of huge.

The ruling was more than a victory for San Diegans and the plaintiffs – it was the latest chapter in an ongoing First Amendment fight for free speech waged in courtrooms across the country.