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As usual, recent disclosures show that the county’s gambling tribes have been offering hospitality to politicians from far and wide. In particular, on September 14 Barona’s “private gaming area” hosted a $56.25-a-plate meal for some 11 state senate and assembly members and 3 candidates. Attendees included GOP senator Mark Wyland and Republican assemblymen Joel Anderson and Martin Garrick. On July 16, Democratic assembly candidate Toni Atkins got a $27.75 meal at Barona; the same day, termed-out Democratic senator Denise Moreno Ducheny got food of the same value…Meanwhile, on July 9, Megan MacNee, listed as an “Assembly Fellow to Assemblyman Fletcher,” got a $158 ticket and refreshments to the big Rihanna concert at Sacramento’s Arco Arena, thanks to AT&T. On July 25, Roy Sianez, legislative director to termed-out Democratic assemblywoman Mary Salas, picked up a $158 ticket and refreshments to a Vicente Fernández concert, also at Arco. On July 30, Joe Patterson, aide to Assemblyman Martin Garrick, got two Giants tickets to AT&T Park in San Francisco worth $134. Closer to home, Jonathan Hardy, district representative for Senator Denise Ducheny, got a Padres ticket to Petco Park worth $110. And on August 3, Assemblyman Joel Anderson picked up “golf reservations” at La Jolla’s Torrey Pines valued at $272.

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As usual, recent disclosures show that the county’s gambling tribes have been offering hospitality to politicians from far and wide. In particular, on September 14 Barona’s “private gaming area” hosted a $56.25-a-plate meal for some 11 state senate and assembly members and 3 candidates. Attendees included GOP senator Mark Wyland and Republican assemblymen Joel Anderson and Martin Garrick. On July 16, Democratic assembly candidate Toni Atkins got a $27.75 meal at Barona; the same day, termed-out Democratic senator Denise Moreno Ducheny got food of the same value…Meanwhile, on July 9, Megan MacNee, listed as an “Assembly Fellow to Assemblyman Fletcher,” got a $158 ticket and refreshments to the big Rihanna concert at Sacramento’s Arco Arena, thanks to AT&T. On July 25, Roy Sianez, legislative director to termed-out Democratic assemblywoman Mary Salas, picked up a $158 ticket and refreshments to a Vicente Fernández concert, also at Arco. On July 30, Joe Patterson, aide to Assemblyman Martin Garrick, got two Giants tickets to AT&T Park in San Francisco worth $134. Closer to home, Jonathan Hardy, district representative for Senator Denise Ducheny, got a Padres ticket to Petco Park worth $110. And on August 3, Assemblyman Joel Anderson picked up “golf reservations” at La Jolla’s Torrey Pines valued at $272.

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