Dems under pressure, again mega donor Ed Buck’s money after the second death in the apartment

nearvideo detectives investigating the second death in two years to a Democratic fundraiser Ed Buck’s California apartment

Democratic donor’s lawyer, says the man who died substances, showed ‘bizarre behavior’; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.

A number of Democratic politicians – including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama do not say whether you come back or redirect campaign donations from Democratic mega-donor Ed Buck after a second man was recently found dead in his apartment this week.

Nevertheless, a growing number of Democrats announced plans to return the donation, in the midst of pressure from activists.

“So is the California Democratic party and [its] elected members, Finally, void, Ed Buck and his money now that a SECOND body, that of a young Black man was out of his house?” tweeted democratic activist Jasmyne Cannick, who has protested against the deaths and published a list online of political figures and organizations, on a donation of a Buck.

Fox News has requested, such as from former and current Democratic elected officials, and donors will have to show documents, receive campaign money from Buck. The California Gov. Gavin Newsom, California REP Ami Bera, California Rep. Tony cárdenas, California Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Nevada Rep. Susie Lee of California, Rep. Jerry McNerney, California state Sen. Anthony Portantino, and California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard closes.

The democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, responded also the recipient of the contributions from Buck, to questions from Fox News about the money. Neither Clinton, the former Secretary of state, or Obama, the former President has.

In the last year, several Democrats announced that the return of campaign cash from Buck after the fatal overdose of a male escort in his residence. This week, after another man was found dead 17 months after the first case, several Democrats followed.

“I am deeply dismayed by the latest revelations about the second death due to overdose in the home of Ed Buck,” California democratic Rep. Ted Lieu, said on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate more than $18,000 in contributions to non-profit institutions. “While we wait for the results of the investigation to the law enforcement, I will donate the contributions I have received from Mr Buck on my Federal campaign”.

“I received a campaign contribution from Ed, Buck, and donations to the amount I received, a local charity, the Kenneth Young Center, anti-drug,” Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois said.

California Rep. Pete Aguilar’s campaign manager, Matt Liebman, told Fox News the contributions of Buck were “donated for a charitable purpose.”

Buck of thousands for democratic candidates and groups has given over the years.



Last year, a number of other Democratic politicians to return donations given, including Buck’s own Congressman, democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who received $ 2,700 in 2016, and said he donated the full amount to a non-profit LGBT.

A campaign spokesman for the Arizona sen Krysten Sinema told Fox News last year that they donated $18,800 they had received from the gantry to the UMOM New day Center. Nevada Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen said last year she was giving away, the contribution for charitable purposes.

In addition, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti told Fox News that he is back with a $1,400 donation from Buck last year. The first Deputy to a donation of a Buck, California, Rep. Karen Bass, who has your $ 250 donation to Moore ‘ s family over a year ago.

Some politicians refuse to give away, Buck’s contributions. West Hollywood mayor John Heilman previously told Fox News that he “received not the intent” of the return of a $500 donation, he of the Buck.

Questions were renewed, and on the contributions since the Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives launched an investigation, the second death of a person-identified in the media reports, such as the 55-year-old Timothy Dean-at Buck’s home in less than two years.


The deputies in West Hollywood responded early Monday morning to a report of a person who is not breathing at Buck’s home, and County firefighters pronounced the man dead.

Critics question whether Bock-race — both men killed were black or if his wealth or political ties to the Democratic party, the effect of a first investigation of the 64-year-old, who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a number of liberal candidates and causes over the years.

Fox News’ Christopher Carbone, Frank, Miles, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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