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Annissa Essaibi-George rejects ties to Trump via super PAC

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Annissa Essaibi-George rejects ties to Trump via super PAC

Mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George is eschewing labels and trying to distance herself from conservative ties after a major Trump supporter sunk big money into a PAC supporting her.

“Any affiliation, any commentary, any implication that I am connected to Donald Trump, to me, is a gross statement,” said Essaibi-George, who serves on the City Council, during a Sunday appearance on WBZ’s “Keller @ Large.” “I don’t want this PAC involved. I don’t want them to speak for me. I’m more than capable to speak for myself.”

New Balance Chairman Jim Davis, a longtime Republican donor dumped $495,000 into a super PAC supporting Essaibi-George that bankrolled TV ads that flooded screens ahead of the preliminary.

Davis’s donation, which was first reported by the Dorchester Reporter, jumps out because of his ties to Republican causes including a $396,500 donation to Trump Victory, a political action committee that raised money for Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee.

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