Lecturer David Lee: Spending on San Francisco 'Airbnb Initiative' Unprecedented

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
WALL STREET JOURNAL -- Airbnb, based in San Francisco, is running an $8 million campaign to defeat the measure, out-raising opponents by a margin of 18 to 1, according to campaign filings. “Typically those kinds of campaigns are for candidates, like the race for mayor,” said David Lee, a Political Science professor at San Francisco State University. “San Francisco has never seen a campaign like this before.”