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Campaign Treasurer for Rep. Loretta Sanchez & OC Reps. Solorio and Correa Arrested

September 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kinde Durkee, a campaign operative who most people wouldn’t really know about unless they paid attention to campaign finance and mail pieces in local elections, was arrested over the weekend and will likely face mail fraud charges. Durkee is connected to some of the more prominent Latino politicians in Southern California including Representative Loretta Sanchez, [...]

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Tags: CA State Senator Lou Correa · ethics · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Big Day in Immigration: CIR Introduced Again & Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Outs Himself as Undocumented

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Today was a big day in the immigration reform movement. CIR (comprehensive immigration reform) was introduced in the Senate again, and Pulitzer Prize Award winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, came out as undocumented. You can read my quick take on the introduction of CIR here, but I want to focus a little more on the [...]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · ethics · Immigration · Media

Sloppy Financial Disclosure Records for House Ethics Committee Member Linda Sanchez

March 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

I have often maintained that Latino people in all walks of life are held to a higher standard in terms of expectations, especially in the current political environment. This week I was sent this story about Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, who is now the ranking member of the House Ethics Committee. Basically, Congresswoman Sanchez’s financial disclosures [...]

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Tags: ethics · Rep. Linda Sanchez

Councilman Jose Huizar and the FBI

February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments

The LA Times has an interesting story today about Los Angeles Council member Jose Huizar and how some of his financial dealings have come under question by the FBI. Basically, Huizar used his opponent, Rudy Martinez, in seeking out his assistance to have some repairs made to one of the council member’s rental homes and [...]

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Tags: ethics · FBI

Rep. Linda Sanchez becomes ranking member of House Ethics Committee

January 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The LA Times reports that Congresswoman Linda Sanchez is replacing Rep. Zoe Lofgren as the ranking member of the House Ethics Committee. I think that this should be interesting. I find Linda Sanchez to be more on top of policy matters than her sister, Loretta. Back in June, Linda Sanchez made a statement about the [...]

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Tags: ethics · Immigration · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Update on Los Angeles Council District 14 Race

December 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

About six weeks ago, we profiled a local candidate running in the historic Los Angeles Council District 14, Rudy Martinez. Well, things are starting to get heated in this race, as the incumbent Jose Huizar has been stalling in releasing a full accounting of the CLARTS fund, which is a fund established by former City [...]

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Tags: ethics · Government Accountability

Marco Rubio’s Spending Spree! Whee!

February 26th, 2010 · 13 Comments

For the past few days, in addition to the tropical produce name calling, Marco Rubio, the GOP candidate for the Senate in Florida, has been getting some heat for his spending ways. Basically, he made some charges to his state GOP American Express card for $133 hair cuts (his hair cut doesn’t look that complicated), [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · ethics · Fabian Núñez · GOP · Republican Party

House Ethics Committee looks into Sanchez sisters’ staffing arrangement

October 30th, 2009 · 17 Comments

This morning the Washington Post is reporting that the House Ethics Committee has been trying to determine if rules were broken when Rep. Linda Sanchez put three of her sister’s staffers on her payroll after the Caroline Valdez embezzlement scheme depleted funds from Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s office. This staffing investigation has been going on since [...]

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Tags: ethics · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez