As a follow-up to our report last week, Rep. Alan Grayson, who held a fundraiser for congressional candidate Daylin Leach, was cleared of domestic abuse accusations.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Grayson’s wife recanted her accusations.
The event that Grayson hosted for Leach raised a significant amount of money, but none of it was contributed directly by Grayson or from his PAC.
Leach’s campaign manager Aren Platt gave the following statement to PoliticsPA at the time:
Daylin’s record in preventing violence against women is unmatched in Harrisburg. Daylin worked to secure a $10,000 DCED grant for the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County’s legal services program as well as a $25,000 DPW grant for Laurel House, a shelter for women who have been victims of domestic abuse.
In the State Senate he crafted SB75, comprehensive anti-human trafficking legislation that would do more to prevent violence against women than nearly any bill the legislature has considered.
Additionally, he passed a law prohibiting shackling women who are giving birth while incarcerated and is a co-sponsor of a resolution recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.
State Senator Leach is running for the PA-13 Democratic nomination against State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia), former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies and physician activist Dr. Val Arkoosh.