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Hadley Sidesteps Positions on Issues that Would Affect his Oil Company Donors

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Assemblyman David Hadley is continuing his tradition of accepting thousands of dollars in oil company money to fund his campaigns. His campaign has taken in $25,000 from oil and energy companies, including Chevron, whose Richmond, California refinery explosion caused 15,000 people to seek treatment at local hospitals, and the Independent Petroleum Association, funded by E&B Oil, the company behind the residential oil drilling proposal in Hermosa Beach.

And the presence of oil money shows. He refused to take a position on the Torrance ExxonMobil explosion, saying instead he would “study the issue.” Further, he never even took a position on oil drilling off the coast of Hermosa Beach. Instead, as has become his go-to strategy, he ducked the issue again - saying he would let the voters decide the issue.

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Republican politician removes video and text of his speech to right-wing Freedom Center from internet

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Just 48 hours after posting his talk to the right-wing Freedom Center on the internet, embattled Republican Assemblymember David Hadley had it removed.

His speech, entitled “How Conservatives Can Win in California” touted his strategy of bringing more conservative Republicans into moderate districts and derided Democrats as “multiculturists” in front of an organization known for its toxic anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies.

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South Bay Assemblyman David Hadley refuses to denounce Donald Trump

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On the day that GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump addresses the California GOP convention, Former State Assemblyman and Democratic Candidate for Assembly in the 66th District Al Muratsuchi issues the following statement regarding Trump:

“Donald Trump is too extreme for both the South Bay and our country. I denounce Trump’s divisive and hateful campaign. He has repeatedly degraded women, immigrants, Latinos, and many others. Trump does not represent South Bay values.

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Says Muratsuchi is Best Candidate to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

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Al Muratsuchi's campaign to retake the 66th Assembly District seat continues to gain momentum as Planned Parenthood of California endorses him.

"Al Muratsuchi has a strong record of supporting women's reproductive health, and we know that he will continue to expand upon that record when he gets back to Sacramento. Al trusts women to make their own health care decisions, and supports access to life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, and safe, legal abortion. Women and families in the 66th Assembly District can count on him to be their advocate in our state's Capitol." says Celinda M. Vazquez, Vice President of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County.

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Takes money from company responsible for Richmond California refinery explosion

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Today the Federal government will hold a meeting in the South Bay detailing safety violations at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, violations that could have resulted in the deaths and illness of hundreds of thousands of South Bay residents. The refinery and its parent company are accused of ignoring federal subpoenas, hiding safety and health violations, and placing the communities surrounding the refinery at deadly risk through the continued use of highly toxic and deadly Modified Hydrofluoric Acid.

Also today, David Hadley, the Assemblymember whose district the refinery is located, bragged about his huge haul of campaign donations from oil companies, including ones responsible for a release of toxins that sickened over 15,000 people.

Hadley took more than $25,000 from oil and energy companies, including Chevron, whose Richmond refinery explosion in which 15,000 surrounding people to seek treatment at local hospitals, and the Independent Petroleum Association, funded by E&B Oil, the company behind the residential oil drilling proposal in Hermosa Beach.

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Hadley busted by state campaign finance watchdogs

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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.”