San Diego Union-Tribune

“Regulators are not supposed to accept donations from people with business before the agency …Election filings show that much of the money Lara has accepted in recent months came from donors with ties to Applied Underwriters, a workers’ compensation insurer that is part of a proposed transaction that requires the approval of the California insurance commissioner… Applied Underwriters…has a record of misleading customers.”

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/watchdog/story/2019-07-05/states-top-insurance-regulator-accepted-tens-of-thousands-of-dollars-from-industry-executives-records-show