Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hayashi Accepted Campaign Fundraising from Fox News

By Steven Tavares

A subsidiary of News Corp gave
 Asm. Mary Hayashi $1,000.
Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi received campaign contributions from the U.S. subsidiary of News Corp, the parent company of the conservative cable news network Fox News, according to campaign finance records released by the secretary of state's office.

Fox Group made the $1,000 donation to Hayashi's assembly campaign last March. Fox also gave $20,000 to the state Republican Party and $5,000 to California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, but the conservative-leaning News Corp also gave generously to Democrats in the state. The Democratic Central Committee pulled down $25,000 in the past year along with $3,600 to Assembly Speaker John Perez, who is staunch supporter of Hayashi.

News Corp's list of campaign fundraising donations became a national news story last week when it was disclosed the media empire led by Rupert Murdoch gave the Republican Party over $1 million.

The inclusion of the East Bay's Hayashi on the radar of News Corp comes as a surprise to many in a region that is arguably the most liberal in America. When asked to explain Hayashi's acceptance of fundraising dollars from the conservative media company, Chris Parman, an aide for her Hayward office said, "I don't talk to blogs."

ASK MARY HAYASHI WHY SHE ACCEPTED MONEY FROM FOX NEWS. Call her Hayward office at (510) 583-8818 and her office in Sacramento at (916) 319-2018.


  1. She accepted the money because she is a money whore.

  2. Taking money from donors just shows that the Korean Kandidate is smarter than she acts. If you cannot figure out why she took it and Chris Pareja did not, you need to get closer to your girl friend Chis Parman and beg offering exclusive plugs. Or not.

  3. She cares about herself and her future, and could care less if voters dislike where her blood money comes from.

  4. She'll be running for Stark's seat in two year regardless if he runs again or not. Might as well get in bed with Fox now so they can fund her when she takes on a sitting Congressman

  5. Hayashi is like snake.....sheds her skin,chances colors and adapts to the environment, in this case it's the financial environment,lays low and ratles.....the snake that is heard and not seen survives the longest!

  6. Anonymous, she is a Korean. What do you expect.

  7. Race, gender, etc aside...

    I said it and I'll stick with it...shes a horrible politician, she only shows up when she has something to gain or campaign and shes about as visible as a republican presidential candidate in California.

    The Dems nominated the wrong person in 2006, 2008 and 2010!

    Mary...you have until Friday to earn a steak dinner, then, I'll really play just as mean!