Sens. Wright’s and Steinberg’s Top Contributors

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | September 17, 2010

According to the Sacramento Bee's Capitol Alert, news broke yesterday that Sen. Rod Wright has received an eight-count felony indictment related to allegations that the senator does not actually live in the 25th Senate District he represents. Wright pleaded not guilty at an arraignment yesterday.

Upon learning of Sen. Rod Wright's indictment, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg pledged to personally contribute to the Inglewood Democrat's legal defense fund, according to the report.

Below is a list of each lawmaker's top ten contributing interests. Interest groups that are represented in both lawmaker's top ten are in bold.

Steinberg's Top Ten Interests Contributions  
Wright's Top Ten Interests Contributions
General Trade Unions$237,631Public Sector Unions$75,700
Lawyers & Lobbyists$178,470General Trade Unions$69,500
Health Professionals$172,001Insurance$66,343
Public Sector Unions$169,650Telecom Services & Equipment$49,850
Insurance$125,549Oil & Gas$35,750
Real Estate$109,300Real Estate$34,300
Pharmaceuticals & Health Products$104,552Health Professionals$32,750
Tribal Governments$82,200Beer, Wine & Liquor$30,450
Telecom Services & Equipment$66,450Electric Utilities$29,650
Health Services$55,650Lawyers & Lobbyists$29,350

Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in top 10 lists. Contributions shown for the last four years of available data, Mar 18, 2006 - Mar 17, 2010, data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (