Details just received by the Dragnet suggest that Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey's campaign fundraiser tonight will likely shatter previous fundraising efforts as her campaign not only gains momentum, but appears to be going into overdrive with an event tonight at the home of Hollywood legend Lawrence Bender, the famed producer of many of Tarantino's blockbusting movies, major Democrat fundraiser and HuffPost blogger.
Rumor has it that Bender has been flipping through his Rolodex for the past few days to ensure a stellar turnout tonight, and he didn't have to try too hard to persuade people to support Lacey. It seems that a former major supporter of disgraced city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich was only too pleased to accept the invitation and join the growing numbers of people who are warming to Lacey's candidacy. Lacey has recently found her voice in ramping up the rhetoric of the dire threat to civil liberties if a politician like Trutanich is given the keys to the Grand Jury and the Public Integrity Division. Some are even calling it 'Carmengedon;' the nightmare scenario of Trutanich using and abusing the most powerful tools of law enforcement to bully, bluster and brag his way to higher office.
Bender is not alone in drumming up support for Lacey for tonight's event. Music industry mogul Troy Carter is co-hosting the fundraiser with Bender and a cast of other leading lights in the community. Carter manages many of the nations top artists, including Lady Gaga, and who knows, he might even bring a surprise guest tonight if rumors are correct...
Support for Lacey also comes in the form of co-host Michael Goldstein who has been blasting out emails to help make tonight a success and is said to be delighted at the response.
We hope to have a full report of the event tomorrow.