It’s time to get serious about behested payments

Cynthia Bryant
Executive director of the California Republican Party

When I saw the headline: “Labor unions are paying to help California’s lieutenant governor decorate her office,” I nearly spit out my coffee. It turns out Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis raised about $330,000 by “behesting” payments from labor unions, lobbyists and her family business to support a so-called non-profit charity named the Committee to Support the Office […]

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