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.
Los Angeles Times - Christine Mai-Duc
The campaign of Assemblyman David Hadley (R-Manhattan Beach) has delayed turning over documents related to an official investigation into his campaign practices, according to court documents filed by the state Fair Political Practices Commission.
The investigation grew out of a complaint from Hadley's opponent, Democrat Al Muratsuchi, that claims Hadley's campaign was illegally coordinating with an independent expenditure committee that also supported Hadley.
In a letter to the FPPC, Muratsuchi claimed Hadley's campaign and Spirit of Democracy, a group funded mostly by Republican donor Charles Munger, Jr., shared consultant Steven Presson during at least part of the primary campaign for Assembly District 66.
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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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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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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.”