Lacey says she has cut ties with fundraiser who worked for Trump
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has cut ties with a political fundraiser who also helped organize a Los Angeles fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
Lacey said her campaign would no longer work with Trey Kozacik of the Pluvious Group, whose name appeared on a flier promoting a $1,500-per-person event Thursday night in downtown Los Angeles in support of Lacey’s reelection bid, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Kozacik was also listed as a point of contact on an invitation to an April fundraiser in Los Angeles for Trump’s re-election campaign, according to the newspaper.
“I am the first Democrat in nearly 20 years to hold this office, and the only major candidate in this race who is a lifelong Democrat,” Lacey said on Saturday. “Mr. Kozacik has not been paid by our campaign, and our chief fundraising consultant is Stephanie Daily Smith, a leading Democratic fundraiser who has spearheaded fundraising efforts for Hillary Clinton for president, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Democratic National Committee.
“Mr. Kozacik helped us put together a fundraising event hosted by one of his former clients, Alan Jackson. We were unaware of these facts surrounding Mr. Kozacik’s relationship with the Trump campaign, and now that we have been made aware of this, going forward Mr. Kozacik, will not be involved in any other fundraising activities for my campaign.”
The story is likely to be used against Lacey by her three opponents for the March 3 primary election, who are all presenting themselves as more progressive options to Democratic voters. One of them wasted no time in noting the news.