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Tag: Sen. Ron Calderon

FBI Investigation Threatens to Damage Reputation of Democrats in California

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Democrats in California are in a vulnerable position.

Democratic  State Sen. Ron Calderon is accused of taking cash bribes in exchange for promoting bills. But when his Democratic colleagues in the California Senate removed him from committees in the past month, Calderon has publicly lashed out at his own party, the Associated Press reports.

Calderon has not been charged and said his office was raided by the FBI in June because he wouldn’t take down two fellow Democrats.

“He’s made a threat that ‘politicians live in glass houses,’ and he’s trying to throw his colleagues under the bus. Who knows what lies ahead?” said Rob Stutzman, a Republican political consultant in Sacramento. “What does he know about other members that at a minimum could serve as an embarrassment to them?”

FBI Investigates California State Senator over Water Board Contract That Helped Brother

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An FBI investigation of a California state senator involves legislation he introduced for a water district that his brother was hired to oversee, the Associated Press reports.

Two people told the AP they were questioned by the FBI about Sen. Ron Calderon’s water board legislation and its connections with his brother, Tom Calderon.

The contract for the Central Basin Municipal Water District went to a firm where Tom Calderon is a consultant.

Neither brother would comment on the investigation.