He may be a late entrant to the race to replace former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, but Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is ahead in fundraising, according to AM870. McDonnell raised over $307k in the short time before the reporting period a the end of March. McDonnell, the only viable outsider in what will be a closely watched primary, recently garnered the endorsement of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who will co-host a fundraiser for McDonnell on April 15, 2014. Harris recently announced her engagement to Los Angeles lawyer Douglas Emhoff, and the fundraiser is likely to be well attended by those keen to support McDonnell, as well as those looking for a photo op with Harris and her fiance.
McDonnell is also slated to be participating in a debate co-sponsored by the ADDA on April 17, 2014.
DDA Judicial Candidates Amy Carter and Shannon Knight join forces for fundraiser
DDAs Amy Carter and Shannon Knight have combined forces in their campaigns to become Superior Court Judges, and will hold joint fundraisers Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19, 2014 in Manhattan Beach at the Neptunian Women's Club, 920 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Friday's event is from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday from 2pm to 5pm.
DDA Judicial Candidate Steven Schreiner endorsed by former DA Steve Cooley
In his race for Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 87, DDA Steven Schreiner recently gained the endorsement of his former boss, retired District Attorney Steve Cooley. Schreiner faces two opponents in the June 3, 2014 primary election; former Criminal Bar Association President Andrew Stein, and Deputy City Attorney Tom "I have never tried a serious felony" Griego. Cooley had endorsed Stein before Schreiner entered the race, decided to co-endorse Schreiner believing both to be well qualified.