Jim Hahn started running ads as we suspected. However, our prediction of anti-Villaraigosa or anti-Hertzberg ads may have been premature, and that the reason that the Mayor did not preview his ads for the press is likely because his ads tout his crushing of Valley independence (and Hollywood too). Its proably risky enough to remind the Valley voters of how the Mayor pissed them off two years ago, he may not have wanted to telegraph that notion prior to starting his air war. The Daily News has more here and the LA Times chimes in here.
Mariel Garza presents Bob Hertzberg as man who is not short on ideas, just not a household name. This may be why he needs to cram several thoughts into one sentence, alternating between candidate and teacher from one word to the next. The Daily News continues it series of profiles of the candidates (you can see the current inventory of Daily News profiles on the right hand side here and Los Angeles Times profiles here)
Steve Lopez says that Bernard Parks is the candidate who has taken him to the best restaurant (Mama's House in the Crenshaw district) in his series of meals with the Mayoral hopefuls. This follows the confusing choice of Antonio Villaraigosa taking him to Beverly Hills for a meal.
It looks like Hahnistas or other sufficiently not busy ABADV® activists have hijacked our dumbest Council member poll to tilt it significantly in favor of Tony Villar. Look left.
Finally, The Daily News opines about the Mayor's spin and flip flops following the defeat of his sales tax increase to fund more police.
Labels: mariel garza