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California; Davis Ally Says Issa Broke Law in Recall Drive; The Valley lawyer contends the legislator solicited 'soft money' to oust the governor.
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Recall of government officials; Political finance; Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act 2002-US
Author: Finnegan, Michael
Date: May 29, 2003
Start Page: B.12
Section: California Metro; Part B; Metro Desk
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It accuses [Darrell Issa], a Vista Republican, of violating the federal McCain-Feingold campaign finance law by soliciting nearly $500,000 in corporate and "soft money" donations to the Rescue California committee that he set up to support a [Gray Davis] recall.

Issa was traveling in the Middle East on Wednesday and could not be reached for comment. But Scott Taylor, an Issa campaign advisor, said: "This is obviously a frivolous complaint brought by a stooge of Gray Davis to try and intimidate supporters of the recall."

* Issa directed $445,000 in donations from Greene Properties Inc. to Rescue California. Issa is the corporation's chief executive officer.

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