Hahn accuses Newsom of violating fund-raising terms 

The Janice Hahn campaign today filed a FPPC complaint against Mayor Gavin Newsom, accusing him of violating the California political reform act just days after he launched his campaign for California lieutenant governor.

According to the Hahn campaign, Newsom is using the same donors he relied on in his aborted gubernatorial campaign, which ended in October. Hahn’s campaign manager, Michael Trujillo, pointed out that a candidate running for governor has to adhere to the $25,900 contribution cap compared to candidates running for lieutenant governor, who are limited to $6,500 contribution limits per donor.

In many cases, Newsom has already tapped out donors by collecting more than $6,500 from them during his gubernatorial campaign. Asking the same donors for money now is a clear violation of state law, Trujillo says.

“He has a $3.4 million campaign infrastructure and political contacts from his town halls and a million followers on Twitter all paid for with money (raised) during his gubernatorial campaign,” Trujillo said.

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