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CONTACT: Kerry Townsend Jacob, 310-806-0893

Torrance, CA – For the second time this year, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has initiated an official investigation into allegations that the David Hadley for Assembly campaign has violated California election law. This time, the FPPC is investigating a complaint filed by the Al Muratsuchi for Assembly campaign that the Hadley campaign failed to identify itself on a robocall that went out to voters across the 66th Assembly District. Failing to identify the candidate or organization with “paid for by” or “authorized by” on a robocall to over 500 voters is a violation of California law.

As laid out in the complaint:

“We write you to submit a formal complaint against David Hadley, Assemblymember and candidate for re-election to the 66th Assembly District, and the David Hadley for Assembly 2016 committee, for violation of the Political Reform Act, specifically Government Code section 84310, which requires that the candidate or committee that paid for a robocall be disclosed during the call.

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Charles Munger Jr.’s Spirit of Democracy California, an IE currently involved in an FPPC investigation for illegal “coordination” with Hadley’s campaign, spends over $1 million, along with thousands from Howard Ahmanson who backed Prop 8

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Torrance, CA – Republican Assemblyman David Hadley’s various Independent Expenditure groups have been busy this month trying to keep him in office. Groups like Charles Munger Jr.’s “Spirit of Democracy California”, the Walton family’s “Parents and Teachers for Student Success”, Gerald Marcil’s “South Bay Residents For Better Schools & Jobs” as well as businessman Bill Bloomfield spent more than $1.6 million in just the month of October. Christian conservative Howard F. Ahmanson, one of the prominent backers of Prop 8, also contributed over $25,000.

Munger’s Spirit of Democracy, which is part of a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation along with the David Hadley for Assembly campaign for illegal “coordination” between the two parties, spent over $1 million alone in October.

“Oil money and school choice advocates are spending millions of dollars in this race to keep their friend Hadley in office, sending nasty, negative mailers filled with lies nearly every day to thousands of voters in the South Bay,” said Mike Shimpock, campaign consultant. “Now, we find out that one of his buddy IEs has been illegally coordinating with the Hadley campaign. And, what’s more, instead of following the law and abiding by the rules of the investigation, Hadley has been stonewalling and only handing over evidence to avoid going to court."

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Muratsuchi is among a select group of state legislative candidates from around the country to be endorsed by the President

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WASHINGTON —Today President Barack Obama endorsed Democrat Al Muratsuchi in his race for Assembly for the 66th District. Muratsuchi is among a select group of state legislative candidates from around the country to be endorsed by the President.

This contest has caught national attention because Muratsuchi is the only bi-partisan, moderate candidate in the race who will get things done for the 66th district.

“I am proud to have the support of our great President Barack Obama. The voters of the 66th District deserve a candidate who will fight for them again in Sacramento. I am the candidate who will protect a woman’s right to choose and Planned Parenthood funding, create jobs and improve our public schools. I will also stand up to powerful special interests to fight for clean air, water, and beaches," said Muratsuchi.

“We are thrilled that President Obama is endorsing our candidates in some of the most competitive races across the country,” said Jessica Post, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. “His endorsement highlights how crucial state legislative elections are to building on the progress the President has achieved and to continuing to move our nation forward.”

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Personally named in subpoena, Hadley refuses turn over emails, letters and text messages as evidence in FPPC Investigation

Torrance, CA – As reported in Los Angeles Times, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley has been asked to appear in court on Friday in Sacramento for defying a subpoena to turn over evidence in a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) investigation. Personally named in the subpoena, Hadley himself will be in court to face charges he is stonewalling the FPPC investigation into his illegal campaign practices, specifically illegal “coordination” between Republican billionaire Charles Munger’s “Independent Expenditure (IE) committee” and Hadley’s campaign.

This isn’t the first time he’s been in violation of state campaign ethics laws: in 2014, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley was found guilty of laundering $40,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

As Mike Shimpock, Al Muratsuchi’s campaign consultant, said in the article, “There is only one reason Hadley would conceal documents, and that is because he is guilty and is trying to hide the evidence.”

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Defies state subpoena requiring him to turn over emails, letters and text messages as evidence in ethics violations

Torrance, CA – As reported in Los Angeles Times today, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley is being hauled into court for violating state campaign ethics rules – again. This time, Hadley is being compelled to turn over documents and evidence to the state’s ethics watchdog – documents he is refusing to turn over in defiance of the state’s subpoena.

Personally named in the subpoena, Hadley will be in court on Friday to face charges he is stonewalling the Fair Political Practices Commission’s (FPPC) investigation into his illegal campaign practices, specifically commingling of funds and illegal coordination between Republican billionaire Charles Munger’s “Independent Expenditure (IE) committee” and Hadley’s campaign.

This isn’t the first time he’s been in violation of state campaign ethics laws: in 2014, Republican Assemblyman David Hadley was found guilty of laundering $40,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

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By not denouncing statement, Hadley proves again that he agrees with Trump

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Torrance, CA – So here we are again. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump makes yet another outrageous statement, this time saying that he will only accept the outcome of the presidential election if he wins. And, of course, predictably, Assemblymember David Hadley has once again refused to denounce him and this latest statement, which makes it appear once again that he agrees with his party’s presidential nominee.

Al Muratsuchi, candidate for Assembly for the 66th District, on the other hand, is the only candidate for Assembly denouncing trump's dangerous comments.

"It is outrageous and shocking that the standard bearer of the Republican Party would even consider rejecting our fundamental Democratic traditions of peaceful transfer of office," said Muratsuchi. "I wholeheartedly condemn Donald Trump's refusal to say he will accept the outcome of our Presidential election if it does not go his way. His comments undermine not only the legitimacy of our electoral process but also the health of our republic. I know better than most the result of a close and contested election, but I respect our Democratic process enough to accept the outcome."

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Hadley holds up to $1 million in Wells Fargo Stock, one of the largest recipients in legislature of donations from Wells Fargo and employees

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Torrance, CA – On the heels of revelations that Wells Fargo Bank routinely created sham accounts to defraud consumers, California’s Attorney General office announced it has opened a criminal investigation into the bank’s actions. This after the California Assembly Banking Committee recently held hearings to consider reforms and penalties for the illegal banking practices.

But, there was one committee member who didn’t even bother to show up to the committee hearing and has been conspicuously quiet on the whole subject: The 66th District’s Assemblyman David Hadley.

Why is that? Probably because he was the largest recipient of Wells Fargo campaign largess and is also one of the largest shareholders of Well Fargo stock in the Assembly. In fact, Hadley directly accepted over $26,000 from Wells Fargo and its employees, and public disclosure reports show he owns a personal financial stake in the bank of up to $1 million.

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Hadley refuses to denounce Trump and now takes money from Governor closely associated with anti-immigration policies

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Torrance, CA – Republican David Hadley sure seems to like those anti-immigration Republicans in his party. Trump has called Mexicans rapists and has repeatedly called for building a wall with Mexico. Yet, Hadley never really forcefully denounced him. Now, Hadley has taken $1,000 from Governor Pete Wilson, a prime supporter of California Proposition 187, a 1994 law that would have denied public services to illegal immigrants if it had been found constitutional.

Pretty sure Hadley won’t denounce or give back that money from Pete Wilson. Why? Because he, too, agrees with their anti-immigrant beliefs. Hadley even proudly keynoted the notoriously anti-immigrant Freedom Center retreat with a speech called, “How Conservatives Can Win in California.”

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Speaks about plan to create jobs, how to keep Torrance oil refinery safe, support of Proposition 13 and Climate Change legislation

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Torrance, CA – Tonight, Al Muratsuchi, candidate for Assembly for the 66th District, participated in the League of Women Voters’ forum at Toyota Hall in Torrance.  He spoke about many issues, including his plan to bring and create jobs for the South Bay, how he will keep the Torrance oil refinery safe for the people of Torrance and his support of Proposition 13.  He also spoke about his support of climate change legislation and a statewide ban on fracking. 

“I am proud of my record in bringing jobs to the South Bay, especially in the area of aerospace.  I chaired the Assembly Aerospace committee, and as the chairman of that committee I introduced two bills that were signed into law.  One, AB777, was a bill that provided taxes as an incentive to keep private space exploration companies like SpaceX in the state in California.  This came after my visit to SpaceX. They were talking about leaving California for Texas. I obviously did not want that to happen, and wanted to encourage and help to grow one of the most exciting companies in the Southern California and the South Bay to grow.  I was able to get that signed into law.  SpaceX has now grown to over four thousand manufacturing jobs.  I also proud to have co-authored a bill that provided tax incentives that helped Northrop Grumman land the biggest Aerospace contract in decades that will bring over 5,500 thousand of jobs to Southern California.  These bills are job creator bills that I am proud to have offered and signed into law.”

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But the truth? David Hadley is actually speaking to voters with “intellectual dishonesty.”

Here are examples:

  • Accusing Al Muratsuchi of making it more difficult to fire teachers who molest students and using pictures of children being dragged into the darkness by rapists.

TRUTH: Al Muratsuchi co-authored a bill to streamline firing of bad teachers, a bill endorsed by the L.A. Times and Crime Victims United. He cares about teachers and students, and the bill would have made it easier to fire teachers accused of improper behavior.

  • Sending mail to voters saying “Liar Al Muratsuchi takes big oil money” with a picture of Al Muratsuchi’s face in a puddle of oil