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How the Study Was Conducted

May 23, 1988

To get a yearlong look at fund-raising and spending patterns of Orange County legislators, The Times reviewed campaign finance reports filed with the secretary of state in Sacramento by all 13 state lawmakers

Every contribution collected in 1987 for use in a 1988 campaign was tabulated, and a computer was used to analyze the data geographically and by interest group or occupation. Every dollar spent by the delegation in 1987 was similarly analyzed.

Then, each member of the delegation was interviewed about the results of the computer analysis, as were a wide variety of lobbyists, contributors and others involved in legislative politics.

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