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Friday, October 28, 2005

Fundraising in CD 14

Here's your meat for the day via the LA Times. Blog away!

Huizar Has Fundraising Lead in Council Race
From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Jose Huizar has opened a significant fundraising lead in the 14th District City Council race, according to totals reported Thursday to the city Ethics Commission.

Huizar, a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District board, has raised $352,968, while his main opponent in the Nov. 8 election, former Councilman Nick Pacheco, has raised $156,907.

Supporters of Huizar have also spent $97,338 independently to help him.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

How pathetic to have Antonio getting Jose's endorsements and money for him. I can only imagine where Jose would be without the mayor. I've never ever seen this type of control a Mayor has on a district he no longer should be involved with. CD14 staffers are still campaigning for Jose instead of doing their job and servicing the constituents of the community.

October 28, 2005 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've never met Nick Pacheco, but from my vantage point, he seems to be suffering a serious psychological illness that plagues candidates. It's the "he's beating me, so I am going to give up" theme. It appears to me that he has just not tried to fundraise at all.

I've worked on a lot of campaigns in my sixty plus years, and every time I've seen a candidate give up like this, he has lost. Pacheco appears to take the attitude, "practically everyone's against me, so I am going to show them I can win without all of them."

That never works. Winning an election is about bridge-building - and yes grass roots people, this means with a few powers-that-be too. And yes, it means fundraising to get your message out.

I'm afraid Pacheco is doomed because he himself doesn't appear to be trying.

October 28, 2005 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ditto 8:50, nick's crew (urteaga etc.) always trot out that this is another 99 that's the official line but this is not another 99. in 99 they had riordan walking precincts in eagle rock and becerra in boyle heights plus a ton of vols and a ton of energy and some union endorsements and a really bright staff and some serious cashola. the people with nick now werent even born in 99 hehehe and he has none of the above

October 28, 2005 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weren't even BORN in '99?

Pacheco's volunteers are 5 and 6 year olds? No wonder LAUSD is doing so poorly in test scores, they're letting elementary school children campaign for city council races.

Does Huizar know about this? Does he know about any of the failings of LAUSD??


October 28, 2005 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You have never met Nick Pacheco yet from your "vantage point" he's "suffering a serious psychological illness..."
If you had seen Nick Pacheco on Tuesday night at a candidate's forum you would have seen energy, experience and leadership.
What has Huizar got? No great record at LAUSD, that's for sure. But he has got a mayor behind him who wants Huizar on the council. He has got a mayor behind him who is willing to strong arm money people to not give to Pacheco. He has got a mayor behind him who tells unions it is in their interest to support Huizar.
I am a CD14 resident and voter. Do I want a councilmember who will be in the pocket of the mayor? No, I don't. Do I want a representative for my district who will check with the mayor's office on how he should vote in council? No, I don't. I want somebody to represent me! So, Pacheco is the best choice. The mayor will have to work with Pacheco and Pacheco will have to work with the mayor. Huizar wont be working WITH the mayor he will be working FOR the mayor.

October 28, 2005 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Won't ANYONE read and report the REAL story here?

HUIZAR's new big contribution numbers for CD14 campaign; Here's what you REALLY need to know. . .

Max. contributions from nearly 100 LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS (nearly ALL most from OUTSIDE the district).

Max contributions from NEARLY 100
Builders, DEVELOPERS, engineering firms, architects, property management firms, etc. etc. (most from outside the district).

It should be abundantly clear to anyone watching what this is about, and what it's payback for (and pay AHEAD for)


Oops, sorry to short-change you, Jose, I miscounted. There were 2 more pages, make that:

Maximum contributions from MORE THAN 100 Builders, DEVELOPERS, engineering firms, architects, property management firms, etc.. . .

I hope you have a BIG ledger to keep track of ALL the SPECIAL FAVOR variances and permits and zoning adjustments these bottom feeders are going to require of you, while you're "protecting open space on the Eastside" (ha!)

What is it they're going to be asking you for if you make city council, Huizar? Are they aggressively pursuing contracts to build TREES and GRASS and BARE HILLSIDES for the city (with man-made materials, of course).

HELL NO! If elected, Jose the land-use attorney (key word hear is USE, i.e. BUILD is going to open the flood gates to an OVERDEVELOPMENT BOOM that will make the 1960s look like rural landscape-ville.)

Fuck us ONCE, shame on Antonio. Fuck us TWICE, shame on CD14!!

October 28, 2005 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This tiny story on fundrasing, and another similar one a couple weeks ago is pretty much the extent of Times coverage of this expensive and energized race.

The Times is hardly qualified even based on its own coverage to endorse a candidate in this race. They can barely find the Eastside on a map, let along help map its political future.

October 28, 2005 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WAKE UP PEOPLE. SEEMS THE HUIZAR TEAM IS TRYING TO DISTRACT. Agreed poster Pacheco blew all the candidates away at debate Tuesday night. In fact, he had way more supporters then any other candidate. His answers were from experience and people who were there for Jose said they were impressed. IT'S NOT OVER TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS AND SHE WON'T BE SINGING FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS. Must be nice to have the Mayor of Los Angeles doing your campaigning for you!!!!!!!

October 28, 2005 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:09 a.m.

When is Monica Garcia's solo benefit concert for Jose, then?

(That's an "inside" joke... real campaign hacks will understand).

October 28, 2005 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose's big problem is his alignment to Antonio. AV is so hated in many parts of the CD14 that at least Jose now knows NOT to mention AV's name at debates and he has stopped. Wonder if those phone calls Antonio is making are costing us taxpayers money? Thanks to AV doing such a horrible job as CM Pacheco is a dream with the leadership and knowledge he knows inside and out of city hall. Ask Jose about a simple motion or council agenda and duuhhhhhh.

October 28, 2005 11:20 AM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

We let a lot of things go, but we won't allow people to post as acting elected officials. Your comments are being deleted and reposted as anonymous.

October 28, 2005 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Poor poor Nick.

I mean you wrote a $500 check to my brother 3 weeks before election day and my brother can't write one back?

I mean in 2001 after your first horse becerra lost, you supported my brother. After he won, you invited me brother out to your district (where you had to ask people to be nice, since he beat Antonio), yet my brother hasn't even helped you one bit.

My brother who had a secret relationship with Bob Horner doesn't seem to remember who his friends are, i may need to give him a good talking to.

October 28, 2005 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course, as "anonymous" it makes absolutely no sense. . .

Better try for "Hanice Jahn". . . before it gets taken.

October 28, 2005 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Who is Monica Garcia?"

October 28, 2005 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nick's performance at Tuesday's debate was nothing short of brilliant. If nothing else, that made the case for Pacheco's victory. Huizar would be a very poor 2nd best.

October 28, 2005 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Archie Bunker said:

Right on 9:49

This CD14 race is so important to you guys, because whoever holds that seat will sit on the Ethics and Oversight committee, with the winner of CD10 Herb Wesson.

I wonder why Tony Montana, I mean Antonio Villaraigosa is pressing Huizar so hard, because this will be the final piece in orchestrating his political machine, the most important piece, covering up your lies. Huizar is easily manipulated.

With Pacheco on that committee, he'll see it first hand and can ship Laura Chick and Villaraigosa out on their fannies, when they go for higher office. This ensures that Mayor Villaraigosa stays as mayor and works well for the good of the city.

October 28, 2005 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Even if Huizar is a well-meaning AV patsy, here -- let's face it, if Romer and the LAUSD functionaries could pull the wool over his eyes for 4 years on school board with no improvements other than in the tons of building blueprints shooting through the district offices, then he'll be absolutely useless trying to look into bad eggs in city government.

Barney Fife on the city council.

October 28, 2005 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where was Tuesday night's debate. Did any media cover it?

October 28, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That may be true, but this might payoff in Pacheco's favor because like in the Mayoral Election, the Union Leadership endorsed Hahn, but basically hung the man out to dry because all of the Union workers voted and supported Villaraigosa.

Pacheco may have the same chance if the workers live in CD14 or have friends/family in CD14 that they can tell via word of mouth.

October 28, 2005 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Folks post this stuff at the MS2 sister site.

That is where it belongs

October 28, 2005 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Not an Elected official, but i'd like to use the monicker "janice hahn" but i am not really Janice. said:

My brother did great during the debates, he just sucked at governing with all the "pay to play" allegations.

Just like Nick Pacheco, great at sounding great, just corrupt when it comes to governing.

Thats why Nick and my brother were so close.

October 28, 2005 1:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i live in cd14. and here's the deal.

last election the wife and I received a potholder from team Pacheco, and i've been thinking for the last few weeks now.........

y'know, whoever can top the potholder with a comprable, or even better, gift...they've got my vote.

so last night i ipen my mail and i got a sponge from the weez. a fucking sponge!! i love it. he's got my vote unless team Pacheco can top it, and there's not much time.

beat the sponge nick!

October 28, 2005 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, "Hanice" --

Stick some panyhose in it. Nothing you've posted yet as "fake Hahn" (which is usually what AVlovers do, FAKE it), has any basis in fact. Just drivel from bitter MAV supporter who just CAN'T understand why people still support Pacheco, and why AV couldn't live up to Pacheco's exemplary public service in CD14.

People say, "Ah, Pacheco didn't do anything as a councilmember." Then you tell them, and they say "Wow, that's great, I didn't know all that."

Then people say "Ah, Villaraigosa didn't do anything as a councilmember."

And his supporters say "SO WHAT, he won as mayor."

And that's all that seems to matter to them.

And NOW, people say "Ah, Huizar didn't do anything at LAUSD," and the SAME AV supporters say, "SO WHAT, he's got the endorsement of the LAST councilmember for the district who DIDN'T DO ANYTHING."

Is it any wonder the district is in the shitter?

October 28, 2005 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Team Jose Huizar has gone to an all time low. His dumb & dumber partner little crook Alvin Parra and team are sending out negative slanderous pieces on Pacheco this afternoon. People in district are furious that they've resorted to be the scum of the earth. If Jose's numbers are so great and he has all the endorsements and money why go to the gutter?????? My guess is Pacheco is looking pretty good and has name recognition. Pacheco has done remarkable at all the debates making Jose look like a kid still in grammar school.

October 28, 2005 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scariest person to be for halloween -- Jim Hahn.

Perhaps wearing a Nick Pacheco costume is even scarier.

Which do you want? The one that sends people to jail? Hahn

Or the person that hires them once they get out -- Pacheco.

Very frightening indeed.

October 28, 2005 2:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I cleaned some dog shit with the sponge. There goes my vote to the trash! I do not see a worthy candidate for my vote!

October 28, 2005 3:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many people have been killed in accidents by that Soto St. bridge near Wilson High School. Students are cross the street from one end to the other side, there is not walk way or light signals, just cars going 50-60 mph, way over allowed speed limit of 35 mph. How many kids have been killed underneath the bridge, over the bridge?

Why can't the council people do something and eliminate the bridge, put proper crosswalks with lights and think of how it would help eliminate deaths!

I guess it is a poor section, so it won't matter how many people die.

One side of Soto street has no sidewalk for students to walk to and from school.

October 28, 2005 3:15 PM  

Blogger NO_JUE_JOSE said:


The guy who SCREWED UP his own WIFE's school board campaign with unethical backroom deals and games? (Who was his wife's campaign consultant - OH YEAH, the same guy running Who-say HOSE-ars).

The guy who tore up the El Sereno neighborhood council for months with illegal recall moves that had DONE threatening to de-certify them, (and then he STILL couldn't get elected it's president after a real recall?)

The guy who publishes a record-holding community newspaper. Repeat winner, "MOST TYPOS PER PAGE" in the industrialized publishing world.

THAT Alvin Parra?

Somebody call Frederiqueuo the conman, again -- there's going to be yet another vacancy on Huizar's "individual endorsements" campaign Website.. First Tony, then Alvin. A SCUD, then a DUD!

October 28, 2005 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All that campaign money, and they can't buy a muzzle big enough to deal with the Eastside's most inept attack dog.

Geez, Huizar, didn't Skelton tell you Parra was a bonehead? Dock that consultant's pay envelope $10,000 or so - just for that.

And you would think after trying to get all that traction off something a nominal supporter of Pacheco's did 3 years ago to nail AV with mailers, that SOMEONE would have put out a memo saying "NO slime package distribution."

October 28, 2005 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't get it.

Alvin Parra, what does he do? Is he in political office and for what council?

Girl in front of me says he is helping Huizar. He is a multimillionaire in El Sereno????

Never heard of this guy.

October 28, 2005 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What funny is that in the press release Nick sent out whining about ALvin they had copies of the stuff he was distributing: Articles about Nick's unethical behavior from the LA Times. Unedited. That's it.

Funny how frightened Pacheco is by the truth.

October 28, 2005 3:28 PM  

Blogger Mayor Frank said:

We just posted a new thread for this topic.

October 28, 2005 3:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I understand the District Attorney has been notified of this inept and possibly illegal action.

October 28, 2005 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea, sue Alvin and the chipmunks before he embarrasses his wife again by being a complete jackass!

October 28, 2005 3:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is really pathetic.

Someone actually didn't get a call from Pacheco? And complaining about it?

Nick called EVERYBODY.

You see, everybody told him "NO"!!!

Or, just didn't take or return the calls.

"Why not", you ask?

Simple. He was an equal opportunity abuser when he was on the Council. He forgot he was elected and not anointed. He thought it would last forever. He was rude to constituents and non-constituents alike.

Maybe, "haughty" is a better word.

That's why Nick is not raising any money, not because he's not trying. And Afriat and his boy Urteaga are getting the same answers all over town. Just ask them.

What goes around, comes around.

Goodbye Nick, it was not so nice knowin' ya.

October 29, 2005 4:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No idotic! Its because people are afraid to go against Antonio. Everyone knows he can be very very very threatening.


Trouble is, Huizar does not yet seem to know the district all that intimately, despite having grown up in Boyle Heights. In particular he offers few specifics about the portions that fall in Downtown: Skid Row and parts of the Historic Core and the Fashion District are enormous communities and each will influence the future of the city. With Huizar's strong interest in city planning, we expected more.

Uncomfortably, it is clear that one factor - though by no means the only dynamic - in the large number of endorsements is that people are a little afraid to go against popular new Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. It is commonly accepted in local political circles that some endorsers are at least in part making a peace offering after having backed former Mayor Jim Hahn in the last mayoral election.

October 29, 2005 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just ask his ex wife, AV's ex wife

October 29, 2005 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unbelievable thag in this and age of politics there are so many weak, balless men in one city. Many of those who endorsed Jose and many who have given money have said behind closed doors they did it just because they were afraid of Antonio. Where are the strong men in this city with guts? How an a little, undersized, napoleon syndrome man like Antonio have so many men behaving like women? If this was happening in NY it would be all over the papers. Too bad we live in LA where reporters are afraid of Antonio as well to print the truth.

October 29, 2005 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one wants a puppet in city hall. Jose would be the puppet that gives AV the votes he needs to do what ever he wants. The councilmembers do not want Jose, they want Nick and are working to ensure he wins. EVERYONE knows it, even Jose, that's why he has to pay people to walk precincts for him.

Gosh with all the money he's, opps AV, is raising how much will each vote cost?

October 30, 2005 7:07 PM  

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