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DOOLITTLE, JOHN, FRIENDS OF JOHN DOOLITTLE, JACK HORNSBY, FRIENDS OF JACK HORNSBY, JOHN FELIZ, SI-84/43, (1987)
See also Bruce Ashwill, SI-84/43, (1985)
84206 (currently 84203) - Two (2) counts
84211 - Two (2) counts
$3,000 fine - John Doolittle and Friends of John Doolittle
$2,000 fine - Jack Hornsby, Friends of Jack Hornsby & John Feliz
$1,000 fine - Jack Hornsby and Friends of Jack Hornsby
An administrative law judge found that state Senator John Doolittle, Doolittle’s aide John Feliz, and 1984 state Senate candidate Jack Hornsby violated campaign reporting laws in connection with the November 1984 general election.
Shortly before the election, Doolittle campaign consultant John Feliz coordinated the production of a mass mailer sent on behalf of Doolittle’s Democratic opponent, Jack Hornsby. The consulting services of Feliz and a Doolittle fundraiser, Jim Grubbs, along with 60,000 mailing labels, were contributed by the Friends of John Doolittle Committee to the Friends of Jack Hornsby Committee. The mailer was sent to Democratic households as a tactic to bring Democratic candidate Hornsby into the three-way race with Doolittle and former state Senator Ray Johnson, thus pulling votes away from Johnson to Hornsby for the benefit of Doolittle.
Doolittle was negligent prior to the election for not making further inquiry into the matter once Feliz informed him of the mailer’s existence.
ASHWILL, BRUCE, SI-84/43, (1985)
See also, John Doolittle, et al., (1987)
84301 - One (1) count
Bruce Ashwill, a real estate executive, agreed to help Senator John Doolittle by making a contribution to a rival candidate Jack Hornsby, in December 1984. Hornsby was the Democratic candidate in a three-way race for the First Senate District that included Doolittle and incumbent Senator Ray Johnson, running as an independent.
Ashwill, a long-time Republican supporter, was concerned about contributing to a Democrat and decided to have one of his employees make the contribution for him. A $2,000 contribution was made by an Ashwill employee and Ashwill reimbursed the employee for the contribution. Ashwill did not disclose to the Hornsby campaign that he was the true source of the contribution.
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY, PAUL D. HANCOCK, TREASURER, AND JOE WEBER; JOHN DOOLITTLE, FRIENDS OF JOHN DOOLITTLE, AND DAVID LOPEZ; ROBERT “TIM” LESLIE, TIM LESLIE FOR SENATE/1991, AND JOHN B. ALLARD II, SI-93/250, (1994)
83116.5 - One (1) count
84211 - Three (3) counts
84300(c) and 84301 - One (1) count
In 1991, Friends of John Doolittle (Friends) issued a check for $1,750 to the California Republican Party (CRP), which was actually intended for Tim Leslie for Senate/1991. After receiving this check, the CRP then issued a check for $1,750 to the Leslie campaign. The Tim Leslie for Senate Committee failed to properly report that Friends was the true source of this $1,750 campaign contribution. The committee reported that the contribution came from the CRP, which was only an intermediary, not the actual source of the funds. Both friends and the CRP also incorrectly reported this transaction on their campaign statements.