In this June 15, 2017 file photo state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, listens as lawmakers debate a measure to change the rules governing recall elections, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. Records show that an attorney for Senate Democrats spoke behind the scenes with Fair Political Practices Commission member Brian Hatch before the commission voted change a longstanding rule that restricts how much money Newman can raise from fellow lawmakers to fight a recall.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
In this June 15, 2017 file photo state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, listens as lawmakers debate a measure to change the rules governing recall elections, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. Records show that an attorney for Senate Democrats spoke behind the scenes with Fair Political Practices Commission member Brian Hatch before the commission voted change a longstanding rule that restricts how much money Newman can raise from fellow lawmakers to fight a recall.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file) Rich Pedroncelli AP
In this June 15, 2017 file photo state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, listens as lawmakers debate a measure to change the rules governing recall elections, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. Records show that an attorney for Senate Democrats spoke behind the scenes with Fair Political Practices Commission member Brian Hatch before the commission voted change a longstanding rule that restricts how much money Newman can raise from fellow lawmakers to fight a recall.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file) Rich Pedroncelli AP