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Dirty Money

Who Took Ed Buck's Dirty Money?

 

Below is a partial list first compiled and published by journalist Jasmyne Cannick of current and past office holders, PACs and Democratic Clubs who have received money from Ed Buck during the same time period that victims say they had dealings with him–-2008 through 2017.

 

Buck has donated more than $500,000 for local, state and federal campaigns. 

 

And while Ed Buck preys on Black men, when it came to his political donations, Black men and female candidates were the least likely to receive donations.  The handful who did receive donations from Ed Buck received very small sums when compared to the majority of donations where Buck often maxed out to the legal limit.  

 

Some of his highest beneficiaries include:

 

  • Kevin de Leon 

  • West Hollywood Mayor John Duran

  • Congressmember Ted Lieu

  • Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

 

The list is broken up into five sections–Clubs, Committees & PACS, Federal, State, Los Angeles and West Hollywood.  

 

We asked all of these politicians and groups to return the money to the fund that was set up to get justice for all of Ed Buck's victims and to help is victims--not to Ed Buck and not to organizations that do nothing to help this population of young Black gay men. 

 

To date, only two people have done so--Rep. Karen Bass and Bryan Caforio.

 

Sources: Federal Election Committee, Open Secrets, Cal-Access, The City of West Hollywood, The City of Los Angeles.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
Amount Recv’d: $30,000
Date: 11/30/2015, 2/17/2016, 3/21/2016, 5/18//2017

 

Animal PAC/Social Compassion in Legislation for Animals

(Ed Buck is the group’s largest contributor)
Amount Recv’d: $95,629.06
Date: 7/6/2011, 3/23/2012, 5/24/2012, 12/28/2012, 4/11/2013 4/27/2016, 5/20/2016
*Partial list of beneficiaries of Animal PAC include: Henry Stern for State Senate ($4,200), Anthony Portantino for Senate 2016 ($2,500), Jeffrey Prang for Accessor ($6,000), Mike Feuer for City Attorney 2013 ($1,300), John Perez for Assembly 2012 ($3,900), Bob Blumenfield for Assembly 2012 ($1,000), Betty Yee for State Controller 2014 ($250), John Duran for West Hollywood City Council ($3,200), Jeffrey Prang for West Hollywood City Council ($3,200)

 

Getting Stuff Done PAC
Amount Recv’d: $10,000
Date: 2/24/2015, 3/15/2016

 

Ready PAC
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 3/17/2015

 

House Majority PAC
Amount Recv’d: $5,000
Date: 10/6/2014

Equality California PAC
Amount Recv’d: $3,250
Date: 5/15/2013, 5/21/2013, 3/17/2014, 11/18/2015

 

United for a Strong America PAC
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 6/10/2008

 

Los Angeles County Central Democratic Committee
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 8/23/2012

 

Democratic State Central Committee
Amount Recv’d: $2,600
Date: 10/16/2010, 10/28/2014

 

Stonewall Young Democrats
Amount Recv’d: $4,750
Date: 8/23/2010, 10/20/2013, 4/7/2014, 1/27/2015, 11/18/2015

 

Stonewall Democratic Club
Amount Recv’d: $13,725
Date: 4/15/2011, 3/31/2010, 3/19/2012, 2/9/2014, 5/6/2014, 6/30/2014, 4/23/2015, 12/1/2015, 12/25/2015, 4/23/2016, 4/26/2017, 7/14/2016, 12/7/2016, 6/6/2017

 

Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley
Amount Recv’d: $350
Date: 11/8/2009

 

Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project LA County Action Fund
Amount Recv’d: $390
Date: 10/2/2014, 9/9/2015

CLUBS, COMMITTEES & PACS

Hillary for America
Amount Recv’d: $2,950
Date: 4/24/2015, 5/6/2016

 

Ready for Hillary
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 12/31/2014

 

Obama for America
Amount Recv’d: $1,500
Date: 4/24/2008, 5/25/2008, 8/29/2008

 

Joe Donnelly for US Senate
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 5/31/2017

 

Ted Lieu For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $16,000
Date: 2/11/2014, 8/19/2015, 3/20/2017

 

Adam Schiff For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $2,700
Date: 4/28/2016

 

Jerry McNeary For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $5,750
Date: 5/12/2008, 9/18/2009, 4/22/2010, 9/2/2010, 2/2/2011, 9/30/2011, 6/11/2012, 10/3/2012

 

Lucibal Roybal-Allard for Congress
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 11/3/2009

 

Kyrsten Sinema For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $7,700
Date: 1/27/2015

 

Peter Aguilar for Congress
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 5/26/2015

 

Jimmy Gomez for Congress
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 2/27/2017, 5/27/2017

 

Tony Cardenas For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 3/25/2012

 

Friends of Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 6/21/2017

 

Anthony Portantino Congressional Exploratory Committee
Amount Recv’d: $3,500
Date: 9/2/2010, 5/1/2011, 5/27/2011, 6/29/2011

 

Bryan Caforio For Congress
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 10/10/2016
 

Rosen for Nevada
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 10/10/2016

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Judge Songhai D. Miguda-Armstead
Amount Recv’d: $250
Date: 4/29/2014

 

Jerry Brown for Governor
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 10/17/2010

 

Gavin Newsom for Governor
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 6/29/2011

 

Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor
Amount Recv’d: $100
Date: 6/4/2009

 

Kevin de Leon for Lieutenant Governor
Amount Recv’d: $22,400
Date: 10/8/2013, 11/8/2015, 6/8/2017

 

Kevin de Leon for State Senate
Amount Recv’d: $4,100
Date: 4/16/2014

 

John Perez for State Controller
Amount Recv’d: $14,600
Date: 11/18/2015, 6/8/2017

 

Scott Svonkin for Board of Equalization
Amount Recv’d: $5,500
Date: 6/16/2016, 5/31/2017

 

Henry Stern State Senate
Amount Recv’d: $5,200
Date: 6/25/2015, 9/22/2016

 

Anthony Portantino for State Senate
Amount Recv’d: $8,300
Date: 5/27/2013, 12/9/2014, 9/22/2016, 12/16/2014

 

Richard Bloom for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $2,500
Date: 5/23/2016

 

Ben Allen for CA Senate
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 11/4/2015

 

Curren Price for State Senator
Amount Recv’d: $100
Date: 5/18/2010

 

Blanca Rubio for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 5/4/2016

 

Reggie Jones-Sawyer for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 12/5/2015

 

Ted Lieu for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $4,100
Date: 12/3/2013

 

Matt Dababneh for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $1,500
Date: 11/1/2013

 

Gloria Gray for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $1,500
Date: 7/2/2014
Amount Returned: $0
Statement Made: No

 

Karen Bass for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $250
Date: 5/30/2008
Amount Returned: $250
Statement Made: Yes
*Karen Bass is currently a member of the US House of Representatives

 

John Perez for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $3,900
Date: 10/5/2012

 

Julia Brownley for State Assembly
Amount Recv’d: $100
Date: 10/5/2010

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Jackie Lacey for DA
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mount Recv’d: $100
Date: 3/12/2012

 

Garcetti for Mayor 2017
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 11/3/2016

 

Mike Feuer for City Attorney 2013
Amount Recv’d: $2,600
Date: 9/4/2011, 3/23/2012, 4/2/2013

Mike Feuer Legal Defense Fund
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 4/7/13, 10/14/2014

 

Mike Feuer City Attorney Officeholder Account 2013
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 5/13/2015

 

Re-Elect Mike Feuer for City Attorney 2017
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 5/13/2015

 

Ron Galperin for LA City Controller 2013
Amount Recv’d: $2,600
Date: 3/5/2014, 5/21/2014

 

Controller Ron Galperin Officeholder Account 2013
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 10/13/2014

 

Ron Galperin for LA City Controller 2017
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 12/31/2015

 

Bob Blumenfield for City Council 2013
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 9/25/2012

 

Bob Blumenfield for City Council 2013 Officeholder Account
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 12/7/2015

 

Bob Blumenfield for City Council 2017
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 12/7/2015

 

Councilman Tony Cardenas 2011

Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 2/8/2011

 

Cedillio for City Council 2013
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 2/27/2013, 5/20/13

 

Paul Koretz for City Council
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 8/20/2008

 

Paul Koretz Officeholder Account
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 4/29/2011, 12/17/2014

 

Koretz for City Council 2017
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 6/30/2016

 

Krekorian for City Council 2009
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 11/19/2009, 12/2/2009
Amount Returned: $0
Statement Made: No

 

Krekorian for City Council 2011
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 6/24/2011

 

Krekorian for City Council 2015
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 2/26/2015

 

Mitch O’Farrell for LA City Council 2013
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 2/17/2013, 4/2/2013

 

Councilmember O’Farrell Officeholder Account 2013
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 9/30/2015

 

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell Legal Defense Fund
Amount Recv’d: $1,400
Date: 3/23/2016

 

Mitch O’Farrell for LA City Council 2017
Amount Recv’d: $700
Date: 9/30/2015

 

Jeffrey Prang for Los Angeles County Accessor
Amount Recv’d: $9,500
Date: 11/1/2013, 6/13/2014, 6/18/2014, 6/26/2017

 

John Duran for LA County Supervisor
Amount Recv’d: $13,000
Date: 1/6/2014, 2/11/2014, 4/21/2014, 5/17/2014

 

Scott Svonkin for Los Angeles Community College District
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 2/15/2015

 

Sydney Kamlager for Los Angeles Community College District
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 2/7/2015

 

Scott Houston for West Basin Municipal Water District 
Date: 2/20/2015
Amount Recv’d: $500

l.a. county & city

John Duran for LA County Supervisor
Amount Recv’d: $13,000
Date: 1/6/2014, 2/11/2014, 4/21/2014, 5/17/2014

John Duran for City Council
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 11/28/2012, 6/18/2016

 

Neighbors for a Better West Hollywood in Support of Lauren Meister for West Hollywood City Council 2015
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 2/4/2015

 

Lauren Meister for West Hollywood City Council 2015
Amount Recv’d: $500
Date: 2/1/2015

 

John Heilman for West Hollywood City Council 2017
Amount Recv’d: $2,000
Date: 5/25/2017, 6/1/2017

 

D’Amico for City Council 2015
Amount Recv’d: $1,000
Date: 9/29/2010, 7/24/2014

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