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The golf course at Land Park will host Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg as he talks with constituents Sunday. He originally had a $65,000-per-foursome fundraiser scheduled this weekend at the Torrey Pines course near San Diego. It was canceled amid Senate scandals.

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The Buzz: Steinberg invites constituents to meet him in Land Park

Published: Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 10:55 pm

Steinberg talks for free

on a golf course Sunday

It’s not Torrey Pines.

But the outing to the Land Park golf course that Senate leader Darrell Steinberg has scheduled for 12:30 Sunday won’t set you back $65,000 either.

That’s how much donors were asked to give the California Democratic Party to send a foursome to the Pro Tem Cup this weekend at Torrey Pines, where politicians mingle with lobbyists at San Diego’s seaside course.

Steinberg canceled the annual fundraiser earlier this week, saying the corruption charges against his fellow Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon and Leland Yee have tainted the routine of raising money.

“It’s no secret that the Senate has been hurt recently by the charges brought against three senators,” Steinberg wrote in an invitation asking constituents to join him – for free – at the Land Park course to talk about state policy.

“But it’s important – despite the acts of a few individuals – that you know I am here to serve, to do the hard unglamorous work of fixing tough public-policy problems and most importantly, to do it the right way.”

– Laurel Rosenhall

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