Seven California tribes on top 20 campaign donor list

Seven of the top 20 tribal donors to political campaigns are from California, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

Five of the seven tribes are in the top 10, based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians was the top donor of all tribes with $367,761 in donations. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians was fourth with $211,000.

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla was fifth with $200,708 while the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians followed with $179,333. The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians came in at 9th with $147,500 in donations.

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Inland tribal cash gains clout nationally (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 10/20)

Relevant Links:
Center for Responsive Politics - http://www.opensecrets.org