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California Watchdog Seeks Lawmaker's Political Documents

(AP) - California's political watchdog is taking a state lawmaker to court for failing to comply with an investigation into his re-election campaign.

A Sacramento judge has ordered Assemblyman David Hadley to explain why he has not turned over all the communications requested by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

The FPPC says the documents could help it determine whether the Torrance Republican's campaign illegally coordinated with an independent committee in the June primary.

The agency's August subpoena seeks Hadley's emails, texts and other communications between his campaign and a political consultant for an independent expenditure committee. State law bans that committee from coordinating with Hadley's campaign.

Hadley's attorney, Steven Churchwell, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steven Rodda scheduled a Friday hearing.

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