Orange County Congressional Candidates Took Contributions of $2.3 Million In Recent Weeks
All of Orange County's major congressional campaigns recently filed mandatory financial disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and there are interesting nuggets of information about the candidates and the notable interests that support them.
For example: Which OC candidates got money from Newport Coast horror writer Dean Koontz or controversial Pittsburgh publishing billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife?
Jerry Tetalman (Democrat)
Total Contributions: $41,565
Cash on Hand: $228,241
Notable: Diverted 28 percent of contributions to his own bank account in the name of his wife for alleged campaign work, and is taking money from a drone company executive.
Ron Varasteh (Democrat)
Total Contributions: $6,144
Cash on Hand: -$1,950
Notable: Democratic consultant Melahat Rafiei was one of just four reportable contributions.
Total Contributions: $179,039
Cash on Hand: $1,134,386
Notable: Received contributions from former Tonight Show with Jay Leno monologue writer Michael Morse and Hollywood producer Jonathan King (Dreamgirls
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Jerry Hayden (Republican)
Total Contributions: $48,440
Cash on Hand: $27,298
Notable: Received no reportable contributions from anyone in the congressional district; most contributions came from Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, or out of state.
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