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California Senate candidates take aim at rival Isadore Hall's spending
California Senate candidates take aim at rival Isadore Hall's spending

Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, the front-runner to fill a vacated state Senate seat, is facing criticism from competitors for his use of campaign funds to pay for expensive dinners, limousine rentals, luxury suites at concerts, and trips to resorts in Maui, Ojai and Pebble Beach. The expenses were for campaign fundraisers, political strategy meetings and dinners with legislative staff and potential donors, said Hall, a Democrat from Compton, who called them a necessary and legal part of his effort to win election to the state Senate. Hall said he has to raise and spend money to introduce himself to those he hasn't represented in the past. The Senate district includes about 40% of his...

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