WASHINGTON The California Democratic Party called Wednesday for a state investigation into whether the Republican former lieutenant governor, enmeshed in a tight race for the U.S. House of Representatives, failed to disclose two 2007 state campaign fund-raising events to regulators in violation of campaign financing law.
The request came six days before voters are to decide Abel Maldonado's bid to unseat seven-term Democratic Rep. Lois Capps after a fierce contest in the Central Coast's 24th Congressional District, in which the foes have hammered each other over taxes and personal finances.
The Maldonado campaign called the request to the California Fair Political Practices Commission for a probe of Maldonado and his 2008 state Senate re-election campaign a political stunt.
A Capps spokesman said her campaign wouldn't have anything to say.
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