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||$237,631||Public Sector Unions||$75,700|
|Lawyers & Lobbyists||$178,470||General Trade Unions||$69,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$169,650||Telecom Services & Equipment||$49,850|
|Insurance||$125,549||Oil & Gas||$35,750|
|Real Estate||$109,300||Real Estate||$34,300|
|Pharmaceuticals & Health Products||$104,552||Health Professionals||$32,750|
|Tribal Governments||$82,200||Beer, Wine & Liquor||$30,450|
|Telecom Services & Equipment||$66,450||Electric Utilities||$29,650|
|Health Services||$55,650||Lawyers & 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 (FollowTheMoney.org)