California Democrats Need Money after Kinde Durkee. KehlBayern September 26, 2011 News The California Democrats who were tied to Kinde Durkee are now in need of money as many of the accounts managed by the accused embezzler have been frozen. Because accounts have been frozen some campaigns do not even know how much has been taken from them nor what the account balances are. The Los Angeles Times reports, “the Los Angeles County Democratic Party lost $220,000 to Durkee and has $85,000 more stuck in related legal limbo. Durkee also handled the finances of numerous smaller Democratic clubs that provide campaign foot soldiers and are now scrambling to meet payroll.” All of this comes at a time when most Democrats expect a tough election season. Pretty amazing that one woman’s corruption could affect so many political entities simultaneously.