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May 03, 2021

Newport Beach – Today, an explosive LA Times article exposed Michelle Steel and other national Republicans for accepting $771,900 from accused sexual predator, Steve Wynn.

“The news broke in January 2018, and some Republicans immediately called on their colleagues to return donations from Wynn, who was accused of pressuring employees to perform sex acts.

Sen. Susan Collins told CNN, “I don’t even think it’s a close call to return the money.”

Wynn donated $771,900 — the maximum allowed — to the Take Back the House 2022 joint fundraising committee on March 26, according to the Federal Election Commission.

The California Republicans who received these donations are Reps. Devin Nunes of Tulare, Darrell Issa of Bonsall, Doug LaMalfa of Richvale, Tom McClintock of Elk Grove, Michelle Steel of Seal Beach, Valadao, Garcia and McCarthy.

In 2018, McCarthy reportedly gave a Wynn contribution to charity in the aftermath of the sexual misconduct allegations.”

Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement reacting to the news:

“Michelle Steel filled her campaign coffers from insurrectionists, white supremacists, and now sexual predators. This revelation comes merely days after Steel was exposed for fast tracking the sale of a public bay view park for pennies on the dollar to a mega-donor during her last weeks as Supervisor. Orange County families deserve a Representative who will work for them, not the extremist ensemble that fund Michelle Steel.”


California’s 48th district is poised to be the most critical battleground of 2022.
As the only Democrat proven capable of flipping this seat, Harley Rouda is already in a strong position to win.
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