U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu ditches Ed Buck’s money

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By Dennis Romero

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., says that he’s donating campaign cash from prominent Democratic Party contributor Ed Buck after a second death was reported at his apartment in as many years.

Lieu, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said in a statement dated Tuesday that he would donate $18,500 in contributions from Buck to African-American and LGBTQ nonprofits such as the NAACP and Lambda Legal.

“I am deeply disturbed by the latest revelations of a second death by overdose at the home of Ed Buck,” Lieu said in a statement. “While we await the results of the law enforcement investigation, I am going to donate the contributions I have received from Mr. Buck to my federal campaign over the years.”

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