Hahn CHICK-ens Out Part II
"People associated with Mayor Hahn's campaign did approach my campaign representative, Richie Ross, with the idea that I should run against Laura Chick, and they would provide support," Richard Alarcon said last week.The LA Times is reporting that Richard Alarcon's crack political strategist - Richie Ross - was approached by Hahn people to encourage Alarcon to drop out of the Mayoral race and run against Chick for Controller. He was promised many goodies if he did. Of course, Richard said no and is extending his endorsement of Chick for re-election.
You may remember that Richard Riordan as well attempted to recruit Alarcon to run against Chick in 2001, but he refused. Chick went on to beat Laurette Healy in a landslide.