The Calm Between the Storms in CD 14
The Calm Between the Storms
by Jon Regardie
The race for the 14th District City Council seat has hit a weird stage. The initial excitement over who will gun to replace Antonio Villaraigosa has faded. The main competitors, ex-councilman Nick Pacheco and school board member José Huizar, announced their candidacies in May, which at this point is virtually paleolithic.
Yet the election is still more than six weeks away, and neither Pacheco nor Huizar have kicked their campaigns into high gear. Instead, this is sort of the calm between the storms, with each hoping to stay on the radar screen but not wanting to begin the heavy ad and mailing blitz and risk peaking too early. All of which is likely fine with voters, who at this moment probably care a lot more about who will be voted out on "Survivor" than who they'll vote for on Nov. 8.
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