Alex Lasry Rumors
When it comes to raising cash for an expensive U.S. Senate race, there’s nothing like professional and family ties. Just look no further than the first-quarter fundraising haul of $1.1 million by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry, on leave from his executive job with the Milwaukee Bucks, the team co-owned by his hedge-fund billionaire father. The NBA and the Lasry family were very much part of the cash haul.
From Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, who contributed the maximum of $5,800 for the primary and general election, to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who tossed in $1,000, Lasry did pretty well among the basketball crowd, according to federal filings released late Thursday. Former Bucks coach Jason Kidd contributed $2,900 while his wife, Porschla Kidd, contributed $2,100. Other NBA connections included Bob Voulgaris, a Dallas Mavericks’ research and development director who contributed $5,800, and Philadelphia 76ers executive Daryl Morey, who gave $2,900.
Bucks general manager Jon Horst and his wife, Mia, each gave $2,900. Team president Peter Feigin and his wife each contributed $2,900, while Feigin’s brother Daniel contributed $600. Lasry’s immediate and extended family contributed around $100,000 of more than $500,000 raised in the New York metropolitan area, the campaign said.
Democrat Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire, announced Wednesday that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022 for the seat currently held by Republican Ron Johnson. Lasry made the announcement with a YouTube video, saying “we need a new way of thinking and a new perspective.” His launch video included endorsements from several prominent Milwaukee politicians, including Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson.
Lasry said he didn’t receive special treatment because of his position with the Bucks, his political aspirations or his father’s wealth. “That has nothing to do with anything,” Lasry told the newspaper. “Honestly, if I wasn’t married to Lauren, I don’t know that I would have gotten a call or known about it.” Evers said he would rather see providers administer vaccine outside the priority phases than let it go to waste, saying the number of doses administered outside the protocols is going to be a tiny percentage of all inoculations.
Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire, received the coronavirus vaccine this week at a senior living center in Milwaukee despite not being part of a group currently eligible for the shots in Wisconsin. Lasry told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “just got lucky” and didn’t receive any favoritism.
The New York City native, who is a hedge fund manager, is considering running for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2022. He was also host committee chair for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which was awarded to Milwaukee but then moved online due to the pandemic. Lasry, son of Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, said his wife, Lauren, got a call Monday from her uncle, who is rabbi at Ovation Chai Point Senior Living, saying the senior living center had some extra, unused vaccine doses.