Lacey says she has cut ties with fundraiser who worked for Trump

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

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.

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