By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, in a campaign email to supporters, yesterday labeled her challenger at the polls, former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, “unqualified” to head this county’s prosecutorial office.
“There is nothing that can prepare you for this job like courtroom experience. Throughout my 30-year career as a prosecutor, I have tried over 100 cases including 11 homicides. In 1999 I successfully delivered California’s first hate crime conviction. This experience has been invaluable in preparing me for the challenges that come every day.
“My opponent is a career politician, who has never tried a single case. Never stood before a jury. Never examined crucial evidence. He is completely unqualified to lead the largest prosecutorial office in the country.”
In asking for campaign donations, she remarked:
“We all know how much is at stake in this campaign, and we know that we are up against billions of dollars that have flowed in from outside the county.”
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