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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

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HernandezFresh off his Congressional campaign and efforts to save the County Seal, community activist David Hernandez has taken up a new cause - that of the "second tier" Mayoral candidate who won't go away, Walter Moore.

Following an email from Noah Modisett, of the Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils regarding Neighborhood Council participation in upcoming Mayoral debates, Hernandez protested the exclusion of Moore. The Neighborhood Councils are gearing up for two KCAL/KCBS sponsored debates to be held in February, at which select groups from each of the city's Neighborhood Councils will be invited to attend.

Hernandez, who garnered national attention with his campaign to save the seal is a frequent guest on various local talkradio programs and has gained quite a high profile in the community. So far on Moore's behalf, he has sent out two e-mail missives to his massive list.

"As a member of the North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council I would like to ask what makes a candidate for Mayor viable enough to be included in the debates sponsored by the Neighborhood Councils?," Hernandez began his email. "Walter Moore has the support, money and knowledge to be considered a viable candidate. I am submitting a formal request and protest to the Alliance of Neighborhood Councils as well as the Ethics Commission...If the Alliance is a sponsor then city funding is involved. As a board member I demand a fair, honest and inclusive debate." Hernandez later sent out the city requirements for Mayoral candidates to receive city matching funds, most of which Moore has met.

Hernandez is known for rallying the troops on hot button topics. Moore should count himself lucky he's taken up this cause. Now if Hernandez can rally LA's Republican establishment to back up Moore - that would be a feather in his cap! But don't count on those sell-outs to do anything.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give me a break. Must be nice to have all the time on your hands to go after causes that mean so much to this city like protesting to get Walter Moore in a debate. David don't waste your time. Have any of you ever heard Walter? Good, I didn't think so. I have and he's a lame ass idiot. He's racist against Hispanics and to him it doesn't matter whether your here legally. He thinks we're all the same and should all be deported. He's definitely a wacko and a complete waste of time. Please do us a favor stop pursuing this ridiculous issue.

December 15, 2004 6:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good point - actually David would have been a FAR more credible and well regarded Republican candidate than Moore could ever dream of. Not that he would have a chance to win, but he would get WAY more attention, would probably get asked to the debates and would get some nominal GOP help.

But I suspect David is being loyal to his troops in taking up Walter's cause - that he feels its the right thing to do. Have to give him credit for that.

December 15, 2004 7:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What hasn't Dave Hernandez run for? You can't say the man hasn't tried. Surprised he is not running for mayor. But that's besides the point. They should let Moore debate. We could use another boring candidate in the mayoral race. He seems like a nice guy with an impressive educational background, but he needs to work on those campaigning skills. Obviously it doesn't help with these guys are raising millions of dollars.

December 15, 2004 10:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David would have been a better candidate than Walter. There is no reason why the Neighborhood Council should discriminate against candidates. its one thing for channel 4 but the NCs are city funded. It could be illegal to do this.

December 16, 2004 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why in the world would you give Hernandez credibility. He is a MEDIA MONGER, runs for offices he knows he has no chance of winning, picks up crazy causes to get more press and basically has ZERO following. He seems like a nice guy when you meet him but there really isn't a lot of substance when you try to raise real issues. So, STOP making your site look irrelevant. You cover great issues and don't need this type of minor crap.

December 24, 2004 11:23 PM  

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