Akela Lacy is a Politics Reporter at The Intercept. She was previously The Intercept’s inaugural Ady Barkan Reporting Fellow; prior to that, she was a Politics Fellow in the D.C. Bureau.
She has also worked at Politico, covering breaking news and immigration. She produced Politico’s flagship newsletter, Playbook, and co-authored the afternoon newsletter, Playbook PM. Prior to that, Lacy worked in international reporting at the Pulitzer Center. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in sociology and Italian. She is based in New York.
Cops Spend $400,000 to Save House Democrats’ Campaign Chair
The avalanche of spending comes at a vulnerable point in Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s campaign against state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
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The mailers were paid for by Bowman’s opponent, Vedat Gashi, whose campaign denied the images were altered.
Criminal Justice Reformer Trounces Police-Backed Candidate in Race to Replace Top Prosecutor in Floyd Murder
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