Monday, March 10, 2008


A big-buck Democratic house divided While Sacramento Valley developer Angelo Tsakopoulos and daughter Eleni ara backing Clinton, son Kyriakos will support Obama.

By Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer SACRAMENTO -- For the better part of two decades, Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have counted on the support and money of the Tsakopoulos clan of the Sacramento Valley.

Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis is one of Sen. Clinton's most active fundraisers, having hosted numerous Northern California galas for her Democratic presidential campaign. Patriarch Angelo Tsakopoulos, a major Sacramento developer and one of the former president's early California backers, supports the New York senator as well. But on Monday, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, Angelo's son and Eleni's brother, said he was backing Democrat Barack Obama.

The lawyer and developer said he would fly to Chicago today to confer with Obama's campaign about how he could best help. He is offering to raise money for the Illinois senator.

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