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Walters: Tone-Deaf Insurance Czar Lara and His Critics

During his first months as the state’s elected insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara was rocked by disclosures that he had accepted more than $50,000 in campaign contributions from insurance industry sources after pledging to shun such dealings during his campaign. It was not exactly a scandal, since there’s nothing illegal about...

CA Insurance Commissioner 'Sorry' for Taking Industry Donations

SACRAMENTO — California's insurance commissioner apologized Tuesday for accepting campaign contributions from the insurance industry and announced reforms for his office and campaign. Democrat Ricardo Lara had promised during his campaign not to accept contributions from the industry he is responsible for regulating. But he has taken at least $50,000...