13 Nov Nathan Hochman, L.A. County District Attorney Candidate, Passes $1 Million in Contributions in Record-Setting Campaign to Defeat George Gascon
Nathan Hochman, L.A. County District Attorney Candidate, Passes $1 Million in Contributions in Record-Setting Campaign to Defeat George Gascon
- Hochman, the clear favorite in the DA race, has raised more money at this point in the campaign than any candidate in the history of the DA race
LOS ANGELES / November 13, 2023 – Nathan Hochman, the leading candidate for District Attorney of Los Angeles County, announced today that he has raised more than $1 million in his record-setting campaign to defeat current L.A. County DA George Gascon and restore public safety in Los Angeles.
Hochman, a former federal prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney General and past President of the L.A. City Ethics Commission, is the first candidate in the history of the L.A. County D.A.’s race to surpass $1 million in fundraising this early in the campaign.
“The level of enthusiasm for the Hochman campaign is very impressive,” political consultant Kat Connolly said. “Hochman’s record-setting fundraising shows broad support across LA County. Coupled with Hochman’s endorsements from former LA County DA Steve Cooley and five LA U.S. Attorneys, Hochman is the clear front-runner in the race to defeat Gascon.”
Cooley said: “I know what it takes to lead the largest local prosecution office in the United States, and Nathan Hochman is the best candidate to restore honesty, integrity, professionalism and independence to the role of District Attorney in Los Angeles County. Under its current leadership, the DA’s Office is broken. Hundreds of deputies have left the office, a loss of talent that has contributed to more than 10,000 cases sitting unprosecuted. Nathan is the leader we need to restore safety and empower prosecutors and their law enforcement partners.”
Through June 30, Hochman had raised more than every other candidate challenging Gascon combined, and 10 times more than the unpopular incumbent, whose policies have made him the subject of ridicule worldwide, prompted a surge in crime and diminished the quality of life in Los Angeles County.
Hochman cleared $1 million in campaign contributions by mid-November thanks to bi-partisan support from across L.A. County from well over 1,000 individual donors.
“I am so grateful to those across the political spectrum from every corner of this county who have supported our campaign,” Hochman said. “I will use these resources to defeat George Gascon, eliminate pro-criminal policies contributing to an increase in crime, and restore public safety in the county I love.”