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Contributions From Attorney Gloria Allred Go to High-Profile Democrats

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | October 01, 2010

Gloria Allred, the attorney representing Nicky Diaz Santillan, the housekeeper involved in the illegal immigrant issue hovering over the gubernatorial campaign of GOP candidate Meg Whitman, has made multiple contributions to Democratic candidates in the past, including a $150 contribution to Jerry Brown in 2006 for his attorney general campaign. The Whitman campaign has accused Allred of having direct ties to Democratic nominee Jerry Brown, according to the LA Times.

Although Allred had contributed to Brown's campaign in May 2006, based on data from the National Institute of Money and State Politics (NIMSP), she has contributed no money to his current campaign for governor. NIMSP's contributions data includes figures through June 2010. Most of Allred's contributions have gone to candidates at the federal level. MAPLight.org's Contributions Search tool reveals that Allred's contributions have totaled over $6,000 dollars since 2000 to Democrats at the national level, including Sens. Hillary Clinton ($1,000), Barack Obama ($2,300), John Kerry ($2,000), Barbara Boxer ($333), and Reps. Dennis Kucinich ($250) and Diane Watson ($500).

The law firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, at which Allred is a partner, gave $250 to state lawmaker Elaine Alquist in 2003. (Find contributions from other employees of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg to elected lawmakers at the national level and the state level on MAPLight.org.) Contributions to non-elected candidates and statewide offices by employees of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg can be found at FollowtheMoney.org.

Data Sources:

Contributions data at the California state level is provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics and includes monetary and non-monetary contributions to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the 2009-2010 session of the California State Legislature for election cycles 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

Contributions data at the federal level is provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org) and includes monetary and non-monetary contributions to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the 109th, 110th and 111th Congresses for election cycles 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

 

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