Hayashi Presses the Skins at $3900 Fundraiser in Sonoma

FAT CATS WITH BIG CHECKS CAN’T PLAY GOLF IN ALAMEDA COUNTY?
If you did not receive an invitation to Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi’s fundraiser at the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, check it out here. For $3,900 lobbyists and supporters of Hayashi could join her for dinner, play a round of golf and rest their weary muscles with a luxurious spa treatment.
Pressing skin with contributor is nothing new, but playing the Skins Game is apparently the new new new thing among politicians with one senator was recently caught living it up using unregulated Leadership Political Action Committees. Nobody is saying Hayashi is abusing the system anymore than anyone else, in fact, the trick with Leadership PACs is their difficulty in being traced to any member of government.
Instead, many are wondering why Hayashi chose to hold a high-priced fundraiser in a county other than her own? In the midst of a recession, why not keep the money at a golf resort in Alameda County where your constituents actually benefit from your largess?
-STEVEN TAVARES
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