Why would Supervisor Harriett Wieder spend nearly $450,000 in her reelection campaign against an opponent no one had heard of before he filed as a candidate? As it turned out Thursday, she hadn't.
Wieder filed an amended campaign financial report Thursday showing that she has spent $79,478 on her reelection campaign from Jan. 1 through May 17 this year. Her earlier report said she had spent $442,192.34.
Wieder, who faces only token opposition in the June 3 election from an ambulance service worker, Daniel Meslovich, said the $442,192.34 is the amount she has spent since her 1978 campaign for the supervisor's seat.
"The numbers give the impression that I have raised and am spending about a half-million dollars in a campaign against a political unknown," Wieder said in a statement. "That's simply untrue, and I am trying to correct that incorrect information."