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Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times politics writer. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered elections for mayor, governor and president, most recently the Donald Trump campaign. In 2011, Finnegan and fellow Times reporter Gale Holland won the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for articles on rampant waste in the $6-billion rebuilding of Los Angeles community colleges. A Los Angeles native, Finnegan started newspaper work at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey. For seven years, he covered city and state politics at the New York Daily News. He plays piano on the side.
A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate

The motorcade of President George W. Bush curled through the lush streets of Bel-Air one night in October 2006 and slowed to a stop at the Colonial Revival mansion of Elliott Broidy.It was a big moment for Broidy, certifying his arrival in the upper tier of Los Angeles wealth and power. He’d summ...

A tale of two scandals, with a rich Trump donor, kickbacks and a Playboy playmate

Elliott Broidy's fundraising for Donald Trump and the Republican Party fueled a personal and professional recovery for the Los Angeles financier after his guilty plea in a New York kickback scandal, but now his entanglement in a sex scandal has left him exiled from the GOP once again.

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