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At least in that case, the congressman urged restraint to contributors so the transactions wouldn't trigger public disclosure.
"The maximum value of gifts for the Rohrabacher triplets combined cannot exceed $49," stated the glossy birthday invitations that contained five photographs of the identified kids: Annika, Tristen and Christian.
Rohrabacher—one of the most senior members in the House who is viewed within his own political party as a peculiar, loose cannon, unfit to chair a major legislative committee—did not respond to requests for an interview regarding his fund-raising practices.
This year, he's asking voters in his district to return him to Washington, D.C., for his 27th and 28th years in Congress. Last year, after leaving a Costa Mesa rental with grotesquely soiled carpets, broken furnishings, cracked appliances and maggots under the stove, he sued his ex-landlord in Orange County Superior Court for having the audacity to keep a security deposit. The landlord has countersued to collect more than $20,000 in damages caused by the unhygienic Rohrabachers.