Los Angeles Times - Christine Mai-Duc
Claims of campaign law violations are already flying in the closely watched rematch between Assemblyman David Hadley (R-Manhattan Beach) and Democrat Al Muratsuchi in coastal Los Angeles County Assembly District 66.
Muratsuchi's campaign says it filed an official complaint with the state's Fair Political Practices Commission on Tuesday, alleging that Hadley's strategists may have illegally coordinated with an independent expenditure committee has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to support him. The commission confirmed that it received a complaint against the Hadley campaign Wednesday, but is barred from releasing details of the complaint for five days.
Complaint details violations of “Independent Expenditure” laws by David Hadley for Assembly 2016, the Independent Expenditure Spirit of Democracy PAC, and its funder Charles T. Munger, Jr. by using the same campaign consultant
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In a story titled, “Assemblyman accused of illegal coordinating with independent expenditure committee,” the Los Angeles Times today reported that Al Muratsuchi has filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) accusing Assemblymember David Hadley of illegal coordination with the Independent Expenditure (IE) Spirit of Democracy (SDC) its funder, Charles T. Munger, Jr.
"We got the most votes in the 66th Assembly District election, 38,305, or 48.4 percent, beating the Republican incumbent by 3 percentage points.
Democrats received almost 55 percent of the votes cast for the South Bay Assembly seat in the June 7 primary election. This bodes well for the November general election, where the turnout will be even higher.
Thank you to all our hardworking volunteers, supporters, and campaign team for this win!
Onward to the November general election!"
Rafu Shimpo - Rafu Staff Report
Several Asian Pacific American candidates ran for congressional and state legislative seats in the June 7 primary.
A number of them will advance to the November general election under the current system, in which a runoff is held between the top two finishers even if they are from the same party.
Following are some of the California results as of Wednesday afternoon: