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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Poll: Alarcon May Be Vulnerable

In a poll released last week by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, & Associates, Los Angeles City Council candidate Monica Rodriguez leads Assemblymember Richard Alarcon in the race for the 7th Council District 32% to 25% after positive statements about both candidates were read.

"This poll confirms what voters have been telling me for months: our community deserves a councilmember who will work on their behalf to secure the Valley's fair share," Rodriguez said. "We don't need a career politician who is running for his fourth office in four years."

The poll hints that 7th Council District voters may be looking for change. A majority of those surveyed prefer a "fresh face" (54%) over a "familiar face" (29%). Furthermore, 48% of voters feel Alarcon's candidacy is motivated by the higher salary he would potentially receive as a council member.

Rodriguez, a lifelong resident of the Northeast San Fernando Valley, administers the California Association of Realtors workforce housing trust fund and previously worked as Community Affairs Manager for Mayor Richard Riordan and Chief Deputy to School Board President Caprice Young.

The 7th City Council District includes the communities of Sylmar, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, and Panorama City.

24 Comments:

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Mayor Sam,

You forgot to spell it like this, "AlarCON."

January 25, 2007 12:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, yes, and 15 months ago, Nick Pacheco released his own poll that showed he had three times the name recognition of Jose Huizar.

Polls, schmolls.

January 25, 2007 1:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zorro Alarcon should not be voted in. He's no better than Antonio after his own agenda and the hell with the people. His running for CD7 says it all. No committment to the people. When you have only 50 people at your kick off that should tell you something. Daily News reported so its not made up.

January 25, 2007 1:11 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

1:09am,

you idiot. tony closed the gap for weezy with those house parties and bus caravans to the polls where poll workers allowed...well, you know the rest, so don't go there, or we'll open up the discussion of voter fraud on the big thread.

January 25, 2007 1:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Monica will get into a runoff with 30-38% and then its a new game. Watch the money come in when its one on one. Alarcon has a lot of negatives and Fairbank polls are as legit as they get. If I lived near Sylmar, I would get involved in her race.

January 25, 2007 1:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see, slimy, slick, borderline child molester (judging from the barely post teen girlfriends he parades around) Richard Alarcon or innovative, hardworking, mother Monica Rodriguez?

It seems to me that a better match would have been Cindy against Monica but Antonio, through Maria Elena Durazo will bring out their labor stogges - a la Huizar - to muscle Alarcon in. It's amazing how these people manipulate the labor masses - but then again, these dumbfuck labor schmucks don't know any better.

January 25, 2007 7:53 AM  

Anonymous orange spot of reason in CD7 said:

Monica has a good shot if she gets some money (hint - if you don't like Richard go to Monica's site to donate $$$).

The one thing they'll need to watch out for is around election day is that the nonsense that happened when Richard ran against Richard Katz for the senate nomination. Hopefully Monica has some burly campaign workers.

January 25, 2007 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A show of weakness, Monica Rodriguez, paying for a one sided POLL to show that she is leading. She knows better that she lacks the support of volunteers and the support of CD7. Monica resorts on spending her money donated mostly from the majority of REALTORS on a POLL to benefit her. OSCAR MENDOZA is not even mentioned in the POLL. It is a show of weakness and fear because the real leader is OSCAR MENDOZA.

January 25, 2007 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If only this were so, if Monica even has a chance against Antonio's muscle and ego... He forced out Felipe and Cindy, doesn't seem likely that he would let Richard go down. Not when he is counting on Richard as a "yes" man for Antonio on the City Council. Reminder, also, that Jimmy Blackman (Deputy Mayor) formerly worker for Alarcon as chief of staff. Jimmy ain't gonna let his pet project go down....

January 25, 2007 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's actually better for Alarcon to end up in a runoff. Then he gets to stay on the City Council through 2017! Pay attention dum dums

January 25, 2007 2:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD,
Many in the Valley apreciate that he is adressed by his his proper and hard earned name aswell ZD

January 25, 2007 2:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The talk on the street is that more folks than anyone realizes are sick and tired of politicians jumping ship in the middle or at the beginning of their terms.

People who voted for them can only put up with so much dismissive antics. Richard will have a harder time on election than the so called experts think. And having MAV in his corner is becoming more of a liability each day and with each crisis in Los Angeles. Just ask the last loser candidate for Governor. Phil who?

Now as for the innovative mother, Monica, as breath of fresh air? Hugh? This air is the same recycled backroom smoke filled air that brought us the Mayors attempted take over of LAUSD. Former Mayor Richard (I’m a Venture Capitalist”) is behind this candidate.

She may be a good lady, mother and wife, but who is behind and in front of her campaign?

It is the same folks who pushed Prop R through using a slick and
deceptive campaign. Yes, I know they are winners, but at what cost? The truth, the rule of law and the rights of the people.

So if the downtown lobbyist run a candidate against a career ship jumping politician, what are we to do?

Well I for one will look at the other candidates in the race. Who knows, you might just be surprised.

January 25, 2007 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley folks are sick of Antonio so I don't think Zorro Alarcon that will help. The illegals are out of control and Alarcon is a real sleaz bag with women. He doesn't respect them and acts like a desperate teenager around them who hasn't been laid in years. He has no class and comes off dirty. The smart, classy women will tell you that. The stupid Latinas who are desperate to will not but there the same ones that kiss midget mayor's butt.

January 25, 2007 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Antonio was a man that never forgets who supports him and who crosses him. There are many of us that do not forget the criticism and undeserved comments that Zorro had to say about his opponent and now our Mayor to even think he would be a Yes man, is naive, however the kind of man he is it should not not surprise anyone that he would consider at least making such an offering.

The man cannot be trusted WAKE UP look what he did to Cindy not to mention the District so much for "Building Middle Class Dreams" more like the man that will steal them from you. Want to make this a better city Mr. AlarCON do us the great favor and move out.

THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT CITY HAVE SPOKEN

January 25, 2007 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He ran for what oh yea Mayor... He did not get the message then maybe he will get in now!

AlarCon Move to South Gate that the politics you play anyway

January 25, 2007 3:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree these politicians jumping ship in the middle or at the beginning of their terms should be held accountable for their lack of performance.

Mr Alarcon has always used as a platform the waste and misuse of monies Well what do you call the wasted time and money extorted for his campaigns for him to not come through Looks to me like he's not any different than those that abuse the wellfare system just another selfserving person looking to live off the hardworking backs of others

January 25, 2007 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:09am
yeah huizar also had the rock-star mayor, labor, and $800,000.
money talks and bull-shit walks you political rookie, and please do not compare jose to monica.

January 25, 2007 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is ridiculous. If anyone on this blog really thinks the Mayor and Alarcon are close, they are an idiot and they likely live in Orange County. The Mayor may endorse Alarcon and do a robo call or two, but that is it. Richard is on his own and if rumors about some big endorsements going against him are true, Monica is gonna hold him under 50% in March with ease. They both accepted caps, so Richard can’t outspend her by that much.

THE MAYOR IS NOT A BIG ALARCON FAN. HE HAS OTHER RACES TO WORRY ABOUT.

January 25, 2007 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone who thinks Rodriguez can win is a true dum dum.

THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL SHE WINS AND KNOW THAT FOR A FACT.

I almost took a job with her campaign team until she said that if she lost then the schoolboard seat was hers for the taking based on her name ID.

Which means "I know I am going to get my ASS kicked but I get the next gig."

January 26, 2007 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:10 AM

If what you say is true you are a complete piece of shit...
With not one inch of integrity, you are the type of person that would sell your MOTHER.

January 26, 2007 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:10 AM

If what you say is true you are a complete piece of shit...

With not one inch of integrity. You are the type of person that would sell your MOTHER.

January 26, 2007 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She was on Alarcon's staff, she'll probably vote the same as Alarcon, on her website she lists no position on anything and there's plenty of subjects to support or oppose such as: gridlock, electricity rates, traffic, poor water quality, the Belmont learning center, the LA river plan, lousy schools, gangs run amok, Special Order 40 she's just another Hispanic empty suit that'll vote however Antonio tells her.

I say re-elect Alarcon & go for a corruption indictment.

January 26, 2007 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haven't been on in a while but 12:10 is right on. Monica's only intent in running from the onset was to obtain name recognition for school board in 2007. Korentstein will not be running. However, she's extremely naive if she thinks that San Fernando City Council members Maribel De La Torre and Nury Martinez won't both toss their hats into that school board race. Both Maribel and Nury can claim they facilitated the building of a new HS and elementary school. So far it's the only city who can claim they have impacted education. I also think De La Torre worked in some other cities to help with LAUSD issues. Both have got a hell of a lot more on their political resumes than Rodriguez. As far as I can see she stands for nothing and has done nothing.

That housing trust she "manages", well Maribel and Nury will both go after that one it's an easy hit. And from what I hear De La Torre will take the realtor support from Rodriguez because Maribel's actually building the units in her city that her realtor friends want to sell to make a commission from. That monica is going nowhere fast and her endorsements are pitiful.

January 26, 2007 7:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the guy that keeps calling peole "dum dum." You did not "almost" take a job with Monica's campaign. I know for a fact that she has Burnside staff running the show in Sylmar. Not some asshole on a blog that calls people "dum dum". She has no interest in the School Board. She is going to get in a runnoff with Alarcon. And to those Cindy/Felipe people that blog on here: please don't be mad at Monica. Its not her fault that your bosses have no backbone and were pushed out of this race with ease.

January 27, 2007 11:26 AM  

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