By Jim Miller
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 – 12:07 pm
The California Senate’s curb on end-of-session fundraising has sharply cut into the flow of political cash to senators’ campaign accounts, even as some in the upper house run afoul of a rule that bans contributions from donors that have Capitol lobbyists.
The Senate adopted the fundraising blackout in June, after a string of ethics scandals. Two Senate Democrats, Leland Yee and Ron Calderon, face corruption charges, and a third, Rod Wright, was convicted of lying about where he lived when he ran for the Senate in 2008. All three have been suspended from the 40-member house, with pay.
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