Hillary co-chair Fabian Nunez gets $2 million to keep him in office
Posted Tue, Jun 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm
A California legislator who is national co chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has secretly exceeded contribution limits by having special interests - with laws before him - donate hefty sums to a ballot measure that will keep him in office longer.
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, a Democrat and well-known figure of the La Raza pro illegal immigration movement, has found a creative way to violate state laws that restrict political donations to $7,200 by instead having millions contributed to his top cause; a bill that will actually rewrite California's term-limit law to allow him to serve another six years in the legislature.
If the law doesn't pass, Nunez will be termed out of office in 2008 and if it does he will serve another six years. This is why deep-pocketed special interest groups—including corporations, unions, utilities and gambling enterprises--have bankrolled his coveted ballot measure by donating nearly $2 million to help it succeed...