According to the Sacramento Bee's Capitol Alert, news broke yesterday that Sen. Rod Wright has received an eight-count felony indictment related to allegations that the senator does not actually live in the 25th Senate District he represents. Wright pleaded not guilty at an arraignment yesterday.
Below is a list of each lawmaker's top ten contributing interests. Interest groups that are represented in both lawmaker's top ten are in bold.
|Steinberg's Top Ten Interests|| Contributions ||Wright's Top Ten Interests||Contributions|
|General Trade Unions||$237,631||Public Sector Unions||$75,700|
|Lawyers & Lobbyists||$178,470||General Trade Unions||$69,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$169,650||Telecom Services & Equipment||$49,850|
|Insurance||$125,549||Oil & Gas||$35,750|
|Real Estate||$109,300||Real Estate||$34,300|
|Pharmaceuticals & Health Products||$104,552||Health Professionals||$32,750|
|Tribal Governments||$82,200||Beer, Wine & Liquor||$30,450|
|Telecom Services & Equipment||$66,450||Electric Utilities||$29,650|
|Health Services||$55,650||Lawyers & Lobbyists||$29,350|
Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in top 10 lists. Contributions shown for the last four years of available data, Mar 18, 2006 - Mar 17, 2010, data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org)