An outside group funded almost exclusively by Korean American entrepreneur Myung Ki "Mike" Hong is backing Robert Lee Ahn in Los Angeles' 34th Congressional District race.
On Tuesday, it reported spending $8,000 on legal services to support Ahn. It's the first outside money being spent in hopes of influencing the contest between Ahn and Gomez, who are both competing to replace Xavier Becerra in Congress in the June 6 runoff election.
The group, which calls itself Citizens for a Better Government, was formed before Ahn came in second in the crowded April primary. But it wasn't until last week that Hong dropped $50,000 into the account. Another donor, accountant Robert L. Hymers, contributed $4,000.