Sen. Sydney Kamlager-Dove is quietly preparing to run for Congress.
Kamlager has filed the necessary papers to begin fundraising to reprsent the Congressional seat currently held by Karen Bass.
Kamlager has chosen the Kaufman Legal Group as her campaign treasurer, who also serves as the legal team for two of Kamlager’s biggest supporters.
Kaufman was quoted in the newspaper when the LA Times first caught wind of that dubious $100,000 campaign check sent from the coffers of Mark Ridley-Thomas to USC and then ultimately a think tank run by his wayward son Sebastian.
“We do not believe that it raises any legal or ethical issues, and it had nothing to do with his son’s scholarship or employment at the university,” attorney Stephen Kaufman said.
Ridley-Thomas would be indicted three years later for said campaign donation.
Kaufman was also the treasurer of record when Bass failed to report a $95,000 scholarship from USC.
The full value of Bass’ scholarship was not listed on her congressional disclosure forms until 2019, when forms from several years were amended and a total of more than $80,000 in free tuition was added to her gift disclosures. Bass attributed the errors to her former chief of staff, noting they were discovered in an audit by her lawyer.
Kaufman continues to list Bass as a client.
Should Kamlager hire another firm? Is she ready for Congress?
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