What Would Big Daddy Have to Say?
“Big Daddy” Jesse Unruh, the man who invented the modern role of the Speaker of the California Assembly, coined the phrase “money is the mother’s milk of politics” back in 1966. One could easily argue that it is still true today.
Campaign contributions and fundraisers are still a big part of the Capitol culture in Sacramento. The online publication, Capitol Morning Report has a section called “The Daily Bread” listing the day’s campaign fundraisers — most of them at various restaurants a short walk from the Capitol.