Update 11/5/2013: The campaign contributions have now been broken out into independent expenditures and direct contributions to the candidate's campaign. Those making indirect expenditures in support of a candidate are legally required to disclose the candidate they are in support of and how much they spend on that candidate's behalf. A correction to Larsson's self-contribution is made. C.f. Tim Risch's analysis of independent expenditures at:
(Update 10/30/2013 - The official sources for the large ($71K) donations from the NAR are here:
It appears at this time that it was PAC money that was spent on the candidate's behalf but not donated directly to the candidates and so they don't have to report it themselves. This relates to the recent Supreme Court decision on the Citizen's United case which essentially allowed PACs to spend as much as they like. There are judges on the Supreme Court who would like to reverse that decision but as of now, it is the law of the land.
It is highly unusual for national bodies like the NAR to spend so much on a local campaign, so there is some speculation that the NAR was used as a pass-through where a local interest donated money to the PAC and expressed a desire that it aid candidates Larsson and Hendricks.
Update 10/31/2013. The NAR spokeperson said it was the local Silicon Valley branch which requested the donation - so it would appear to be one or more local donors working through the national PAC.
Frazer Details at: http://specialinterestwatch.org/Andy%20Frazer.aspx
Grand Total: $157,748.72
Largest donation/expenditure: National Association of Realtors Fund (NAR) = $70,580.00
Grand Total: $160,445.41
Largest donation/expenditure: National Association of Realtors Fund = $70,580.00
Gustavo Magaña: Total = less than $1,000
Grand Total: $70,593.11
Griffith contributor details at: http://specialinterestwatch.org/Jim%20GriffithC.aspx
The total amounts for Hendricks and Larsson set new records for Sunnyvale. Four years ago, Seat 1 incumbent Tony Spitaleri raised $117,722 (which was then the highest ever raised), Seat 2 incumbent Chris Moylan raised $41,902. Martin -Milius won with $27,666, Meyering won with $11,000, For more details, see: http://specialinterestwatch.org/Default.aspx
If this were a CA state Senate or Assembly election there would be limits to individual and PAC campaign contributions of $4,100 -see:
If this were a US Senate or House election there would be limits to individual and PAC campaign contributions of $2,600 -see: