Chevron Pours $1 Million into Richmond Political Races

Call it Big Money in Little Richmond. In fact, the City of Richmond is awash this fall in campaign cash. And a tidal wave of money is coming from Chevron Corporation. The oil giant has poured an unprecedented $1 million into an effort to elect or reelect three Richmond politicians who have been reliable Chevron votes over the years — Councilman Nat Bates, who is running for mayor, and Councilwomen Maria Viramontes and Ludmyrna Lopez, who are trying to keep their council seats.

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