National GOP aims at Westly
Steve Westly is big in the California venture capital world. He's also big in Democratic politics.
Westly, a former state controller, ran for governor in the 2006 election. He lost in the primary to then-state Treasurer Phil Angelides.
The charge was that Westly attempted to get companies seeking government investment contracts to support his campaign.
A couple of years later, Westly would become one of the Obama campaign's biggest fundraisers in California.
Now, the national GOP has posted a Web ad noting that Westly's investment firm also happens to be invested in several companies that get government subsidies.
-- Evan Halper in Sacramento