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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Daily News Props

Kudos to Mayor Frank for breaking the news.

Assemblyman eyed for ABC's 'Bachelor'
By Brent Hopkins, Staff Writer

Six-foot-three and sharp in a pinstriped suit, Lloyd Levine could soon be one of the hottest men in America.

As the Democratic assemblyman from Van Nuys, he's so far been known mainly for his legislative exploits, championing such causes as fitness and the fight against cloned pets.
He can lecture persuasively about the need for civic involvement, punctuated with quotes from John F. Kennedy. His resume includes chairman of Select Committees on Infrastructure, High School and Collegiate Athletics -- hardly hot titles to mention when trying to pick up babes.
But the former photographer soon could be juggling the bustle under the state Capitol's white dome with romantic moonlight dinners: As part of a nationwide search for the country's most eligible men, producers of the ABC reality TV show "The Bachelor" have asked the 36-year-old Levine to submit an application to be a contestant.
"He's young, he's hot, he's single, he's what I believe every woman's looking for," said Michelle Castillo, a talent producer for the show, now in its eighth installment. "He's also got a great track record professionally.
"Great job, good looks, charming -- he's the complete package."

This came as a bit of a surprise to the mild-mannered Levine, who admits that he's never even seen the show. But, hey, legislators aren't blessed with a whole lot of time to go out looking for dates, so he decided to fill the application out and give it a shot.
If picked, he'd have his choice of 25 attractive women to squire around Paris, winnowed down to one lucky mademoiselle to whom he would hand a single red rose.
Levine, who favors French-cuff shirts when he's not pounding the streets in running shoes, seems slightly embarrassed by all the attention. Rail-thin and raven-haired, he coyly avoids discussing his past relationships, but mentions that he's been able to squeeze in a few dates between trips to Sacramento and back to Van Nuys.
"For me, a romantic night is what makes the other person happy," he said. "I like to do a lot of things, so I can have a good time no matter what. I get huge satisfaction out of seeing a big smile on their face, so if it's a good restaurant, a walk on the beach, a hike and a picnic, whatever they like."

He's not too picky about his special lady friend's appearance, though he favors tall women. She's got to have a passion for something, dig civic involvement, and enjoy being outside and active.
Logging 60- to 80-hour weeks in the Assembly, he doesn't find himself with much spare time to indulge in romantic pursuits. Even his preferred entertainment has a political tinge to it -- his favorite movie is the Michael Douglas flick "The American President" and he rocks out to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run."

His idea of a fun trip is going on a photo excursion to the Central Valley to document the plight of farmworkers.

"I don't think any Assembly member has much of a social life," said Levine's cousin Dave Krute, who works in the family political consultancy. "In the last three years, it's been nonstop political machinations, so there's been long hours in the Assembly. I don't think he's even had any free time to play golf and be with his family."

News of his involvement with the show, first reported on the political blog Mayor Sam, sent giggles throughout state political circles. Karen Hanretty, a spokeswoman for the California Republican Party, couldn't resist an invitation to have a little fun at Levine's expense.
"I can't imagine that small talk about the state budget is a real turn-on to most women," she said with a snicker. "The fact that he's so concerned with cloning animals might cause more than one girl to find him a little suspicious."

But legislators can be romantic, too, Levine protests, pointing to his Democratic colleague Dario Frommer's recent marriage.

Sure, he's going to be busy with politics for the foreseeable future -- planning a run for state Senate in 2008 -- but Levine still wants to find the right lady to settle down with.
"When you're in a relationship, you've got an anchor, someone who grounds you. In the morning, you get up, kiss each other goodbye and you go about your days. The whole time, you know there's someone there waiting for you who shares that life with you."

Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com


Blogger Chief Parker said:

(cough) (cough) when is the last time LA Observed broke the news on something that was reported in the Daily News or LA Times?

I suppose a nice article in a throw-away newspaper competes well with the #2 newspaper in Los Angeles.

Good Job Mayor Frank and the entire Sister City team.

July 23, 2005 1:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"News of his involvement with the show, first reported on the political blog Mayor Sam, sent giggles throughout state political circles. Karen Hanretty, a spokeswoman for the California Republican Party, couldn't resist an invitation to have a little fun at Levine's expense."

You go boys!

July 23, 2005 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should be real proud Mayor Frank. You got the scoop! And it was true. Unlike the lies Chief Parker makes up.

July 23, 2005 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Flap said:


You gotta be desperate.

Will the next scoop be that he is GAY?

July 23, 2005 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love how the pretty boy pols always quote John Kennedy (because they can't come up with anything profound themselves.

My favorite Kennedy quote:

"Roll over, er, uh, Marilyn, I'm, er, uh, going to try something new tonight."

July 23, 2005 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm glad for Lloyd and I'm glad that Mayor Sam was in the Daily News!

Especially since those of us in the Valley consider it to be the #1 paper in Los Angeles.

Fuck the last poster with his anti-Dem comments. I'd like to hear one of your profound statements.

July 23, 2005 6:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lloyd comes off as a cheezeball but mega props to Mayor Sam (via MF) for breaking the news. I wonder if his boy Stuart had a hand in it.


July 23, 2005 7:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not happening. Lloyd can't get all that time off to film. Just another publicity stunt.

July 23, 2005 8:21 PM  

Anonymous BfT said:

Plus I doubt ABC would be willing to give equal time to anyone who runs against him should the ahow air after the December filing deadline.

July 23, 2005 9:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is he gay?

July 24, 2005 1:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's a profound statement for

Ask 90 percent of Americans what John Kennedy DID while in office, and the honest answer will be:

Slept with Marilyn Monroe

Ask 80 percent of Americans what Bill Clinton DID while in office, and the honest answer will be:

Got a blow job from Monica.

You got two choices now -- blame the pathetic candidates you hail as your top leaders, OR blame the educational system DEMOCRATS control.

The DEMOCRATIC LEGACY in one sentence -- screwing around, on AND off the clock.

"FUCK the taxpayers, especially the females."

July 24, 2005 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, who the hell would want to fuck a boring ass Republican?

Take your uptight sexual views and spew them elsewhere. Nobody but Reps care about who gets fucked. In or out of the white house. Praise Jesus.

July 24, 2005 4:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And nobody but Dems consistently get FUCKED out of taking over the White House.


All that support from the "common man" and all you can run for president is puffy white over-the-hill millionaires who think with their dicks.

July 24, 2005 7:33 PM  

Anonymous some girl said:

I've never met a guy who didn't think with his dick.

July 24, 2005 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You say it like its a bad thing. There would be more obesity in America if all men stopped thinking with their dick. Do you really want that???

John Wayne Bobbit

July 24, 2005 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He looks like a Homo in that pose

July 25, 2005 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Perhaps Lloyd will choose former Redondo Beach Mayor Greg Hill (and perennial AD 53 candidate) as his date.

You have to see this CBS News clip with Hill: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/05/01/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main551834.shtml

July 25, 2005 5:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


split in 3 lines


click here greghilloncbs

July 25, 2005 5:53 PM  

Anonymous Juan+Huizar said:

Huizar definietly is a switch hitter...

He cannot get enough!

Love you Jose,

July 25, 2005 6:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I'm sorry, but I do believe our country is falling apart.

July 25, 2005 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I never said it was a bad thing that men think with their dicks. No way. I just said that I never met one. I was just commenting that it was extremely common and I don't care if all of my beloved Dems fuck anyone while they're in office. In fact, I don't even care if the Reps do. I think it has nothing to do with politics.

In fact, how about the whole 4th floor have one big orgy?! You'll all be in better moods!

And Al Gore is not a puffy faced rich millionaire who thought with his dick. Get real.

July 26, 2005 12:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this thread has reached new lows.

how about 4th floor and animal services??

March 13, 2007 10:09 AM  

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