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Sen. Correa Returns Favor to Indian Tribe Looking For Leg Up in Online Gambling

Owen Poindexter | April 08, 2011

April 8, 2011 - According to Malcolm Maclachlan at Capitol Weekly, California State Sen. Lou Correa has added an amendment favorable to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to his bill to legalize online poker in California (SB 40).

Amongst lawmakers serving in the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 sessions, Sen. Correa has received more in contributions since Jan. 2003 ($11,500) from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians than any other state senator, according to contribution analysis conducted by MAPLight.org on data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics. Correa was first elected in 2006.

  • Since Jan. 1, 2003, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and its members have contributed $149,000 to individuals serving in the 2009-2010 or 2011-2012 California State Senate.
  • Since Jan. 1, 2003, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and its members have contributed $157,200 to individuals serving in the 2009-2010 or 2011-2012 California State Assembly.

Top Recipients From the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Since Jan. 1, 2003 to Calif. State Senators Serving in the 2009-2010 and the 2011-2012 Sessions.

RecipientTotal
Lou Correa$11,500
Ted Lieu$8,000
Bill Emmerson$7,800
Gloria Negrete McLeod     
$7,400
Tom Harman$7,000
Bob Huff$6,900
Noreen Evans$6,500
Jenny Oropeza$6,000
Joel Anderson$6,000
Abel Maldonado$5,500
John Benoit$5,500

Methodology: Includes reported contributions to campaigns of California Assemblymembers and senators from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010. California campaign contributions data source: National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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