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Hadley busted by state campaign finance watchdogs

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Contact: Mike Shimpock, 323-776-9090

Today, state regulators forced David Hadley to return over $40,000 in illegal contributions to his Assembly campaign.

After receiving evidence of illegal laundering of donations and illegal donations in excess of ten times the legal limit, David Hadley’s campaign was forced to refund over $40,000 in contributions to his Assembly campaign.

Hadley set up a fake “Republican Party of Los Angeles County” campaign account, listing his home as its address and himself as its principal officer, and then funneled money from his maxed-out donors and special interests into his Assembly campaign.

Less than 24 hours after being made aware of his illegal actions, the regulatory agency in charge of enforcing California’s campaign finance laws, the Fair Political Practices Commission, demanded that Hadley’s campaign return the illegal donations.

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Complaints filed with District Attorney, State

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The Los Angeles District Attorney and state Fair Political Practices Commission were given evidence today documenting illegal contributions and laundering of “maxed” donor donations above the legal limit in the David Hadley for Assembly campaign.

There are two violations detailed: A donation to Hadley more than 10 times the legal limit by a committee founded by Hadley and registered to his home; and evidence that he laundered donations from contributors prohibited from giving additional funds directly to his Assembly campaign.

“David Hadley is bringing his shady Wall Street financial dealings to his Assembly campaign,” said Mike Shimpock, a consultant to the Al Muratsuchi campaign. “He very clearly violated campaign finance laws and constructed a system to launder contributions from donors he couldn’t legally solicit for more money.”

Here’s what he did:

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Hadley distorts truth to smear Muratsuchi on teacher issue

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Contact: Mike Shimpock, 626-535-9616 x 6, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local and state education leaders condemned a recent negative campaign mailer sent by state Assembly candidate David Hadley.

In a recent mailer featuring a leering pervert, Hadley falsely accused Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi of coauthoring a bill that would keep sexual predators in classrooms. The bill, AB 315, was supported by the California State PTA and the Los Angeles Times, among others.

Local and state education leaders condemned this mailer as fear-mongering and distorting the truth.

“Al Muratsuchi authored bills cracking down on sexual predators in the classroom, punishing administrators who cover up abuse, and has made it his mission to protect our children. He’s tough on bad teachers and a steadfast advocate for California students,” said Dr. Steven Keller, Superintendent of the Redondo Beach Unified School District.

"David Hadley is misleading voters about Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s record of protecting our children. He’s using the fear of sexual predators and the suffering of sexual assault victims to get himself elected. I served with Al on the Torrance School Board for seven years. Al has always and will continue to stand up for the best interest of our kids,” said Terry Ragins, longtime member of the Torrance School Board, former PTA president, and parent.

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(Torrance, CA) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D) released the following statement today:

“My family and I love living in the South Bay. As your State Assemblymember, I have worked hard to serve the people of the 66th Assembly District and California.
 
After years of budget cuts and partisan bickering, California is coming back. I look forward to continuing to fight for good jobs, good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a clean and healthy environment.”

Al Muratsuchi was elected to the State Assembly in November 2012. He represents the cities of Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, the Los Angeles communities of Harbor City and Harbor Gateway, and the communities of El Camino Village and West Carson.

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TORRANCE, CA – The California chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), one of California’s largest and most sought after women’s groups, announced their endorsement of Al Muratsuchi’s campaign for State Assembly in California’s new 66th Assembly District.

California NOW President Patty Bellasalma stated, “With the state budget cuts disproportionally affecting women and children, there has never been a more important time to ensure the Legislature is filled with advocates for women’s voices as well as communities that have been largely ignored. Al clearly understands that challenge and our organization is confident that he will work as a legislator to move our state towards a more level playing field.”

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TORRANCE, CA - Campaign finance reports for the period ending June 30th show state Assembly candidate Al Muratsuchi heading into the November general election with significantly more funds than opponent Craig Huey.

Cash on hand after debt:
Muratsuchi: $255,119
Huey: $39,272

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TORRANCE, CA - Palos Verdes Estates Mayor George F. Bird Jr. today announced his endorsement of Al Muratsuchi for the State Assembly seat representing most of the South Bay. The Republican mayor joins a growing list of bipartisan community leaders throwing their support behind Muratsuchi, the top vote-getter for the 66th Assembly District seat in last week's primary election.

Bird endorsed Republican candidate Nathan Mintz in the June 5 primary election. Mintz placed third in the primary, and as a result, was eliminated from consideration in the general election in November.

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"I oppose any power plant in a high-density residential community such as Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach," said Al Muratsuchi, candidate for Assembly in the newly-drawn 66th Assembly District. "The current and proposed plant will emit an unacceptable amount of toxics into our community, affecting not only neighboring residents but families, children, and elderly across the South Bay.

"Clearly our community has changed since this plant was first built, increasing in density and population. It is simply too risky to our communities' health to continue to have or build a new source of pollution and high-risk power transmission.

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TORRANCE, CA - United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii today announced his endorsement of Al Muratsuchi for the California State Assembly seat representing the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

Senator Inouye is the most senior member of the United States Senate and Chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. He is known for his distinguished record as a national legislative leader and as a World War II combat veteran with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team who earned the nation's highest award for military valor, the Medal of Honor.