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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Things heating up in CD 6 race - Cardenas facing depleting support

Last week the Engineers and Architects Union endorsed an opponent of the CD6 incumbent and shortly afterwards another opponents' campaign sputtered to life... Could Tony Cardenas be in trouble?

If all you factor is money, Tony should walk away with this one but their is something to be said for a City Councilman who has managed to rack up 5 challengers, many from the Neighborhood Council who meets down the street from his field office. There is a disconnect that extends beyond the ambitions of a few individuals and the loss of the EAA endorsement is a blow to the traditionally union backed Cardenas.

Less then a day after the EAA announced its endorsement of Lisa Palmer, CD 6 candidate Jaime Corderos' campaign took on new life, in the way of paid staff. Cordero has hired a campaign manager, Marc Victoria of AV Campaigns a D.C. based firm that specializes in "underdog" candidates. Victoria is in no way a Parke Skelton, but his firm has worked on many campaigns including a few congressional races that swept the Democrats into victory in 2006.

We'll have to see how this all shakes out but one release that has gone out already demonstrates that Cordero if gunning straight for Cardenes... It defines Cardenes as "Phony Tony, the invisible Councilman." Ouch.

Let the games commence.

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I give Cardenas a lot of credit because he had the guts to speak his mind against the tax ballot measure. I remember when the neighborhood councils stormed city hall on a DWP MOU that Cardenas wanted to take jurisdiction over. After hearing the NC reps speak Cardenas showed a lot of class by saying he was withdrawing his motion. In the valley he has illegal vendor sweeps and is not afraid of the backlash from the illegals.

January 30, 2007 7:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With 3 candidates splitting the vote of that NC, they have screwed up any chance of beating Cardenas.

January 30, 2007 7:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Recently Cardenas has actually been somewhat visible in his district and for once has taken a bold position on a measure. His staff is working full time ensuring his name appears in the media to fool his constituents into thinking he's actually doing something good for a change. We all now that after the elections it will go back to business as usual. Pathetic.

January 30, 2007 8:02 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Who has the mayor endorsed in CD 6?

January 30, 2007 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After several years in office, Cardenas can't even list more than a handful of accomplishments on his website because they don't exist. Community funds get re-directed to outside projects or to benefit his inner circle. Shameful.

January 30, 2007 8:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting how much of his campaign war chest is coming from out-of-state sources.

January 30, 2007 8:33 AM  

Anonymous ROSE HILLS REVIEW said:

IN MARCH MANY WILL GO TO THE POST TO VOTE. THE OUTCOME HAS ALREADY BEEN DETERMINED. OUR GOVERNMENT MAKES US BELIEVE THAT WE ARE PART OF THE PROCESS. WELL, I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU. WE ARE PART OF THE PROCESS. JUST THE CHARACTORS FOLLOWING A ROLE, THE SCENE IS ALREADY IN PLACE, THE FINAL CHAPTER ALREADY WRITTEN, AND THE DECISION SET WITH VICTORIES CLAIMED. WITH SO MUCH DECEPTION IN THE SYSTEM I WONDER IF IT IS NECASSARY TO CARRY OUT THE ACTIONS OF JUST PLAYING ALONG.
THERE CAN BE 3 VOTERS WHO PARTICIPATE AND THE PRECINCT WILL SUBMITT A TALLY OF HUNDREDS OF BALLOTS. WE ARE A VICTIM OF THE SYSTEM INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE. WELL, IF WE CONTINUE IN THE FASHION OF JUST AMUSING OURSELVES AND FOLLOWING THE FIDDLER PLAYING HIS SONG, WE WILL END UP DESTROYING THE FOUNDATION AND DREAMS OF OUR FOREFATHERS.
WHETHER IT IS CD6, CD1, OR CD14 WE MUST DO RIGHT WITH WHAT WE HAVE. I KNOW THE COUNCILMEMBERS OUT IN MY AREA WILL SURELY BE PUSHING THE BUTTONS TO HAVE CONTINUED SUCCESS. THE OUTCOME IS WHAT WE AS RESIDENTS MAKE OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY OUR ELECTEDS.
WE NEED TO STEP UP AND IMPROVE THE ENVIORNMENT WE LIVE IN, WE NEED TO SHOW THAT WE HAVE PRIDE, CARE AND LOVE WHERE WE LIVE. ARE YOU MAKING A POSITIVE CHANGE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY? IF NOT......... GET TO WORK.

ROSE HILLS REVIEW
ANTHONY MANZANO

January 30, 2007 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anthony, Are you on crack, don't you live in El Serenoville?

January 30, 2007 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anthony is a mental case. Please give him some Prozac

January 30, 2007 9:16 AM  

Blogger SS Sam Taylor said:

Please delete the Rose Hills crap. This guy is too lame to type like a normal human. He just wastes band width, so delete his stuff until he can play ball, which is probably NEVER.

January 30, 2007 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rumor has it that AV is secretly supporting Cordaro

January 30, 2007 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It would be a good thing if Candido and the others - for the good of the city - dropped out now and endorsed Jamie. Jamie is in a strong position to beat Tony if the cards can be played right.

January 30, 2007 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

www.myspace.com/rosehillsreview

SAM TAYLOR- SHUT THE F'K UP

January 30, 2007 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ANTHONY CAN YOU LAY OFF THE CAPS DUDE?

DAM BAM DAM BAM

Rose Hills is El Sereno, Anthony insists on dividing elerenoville.

January 30, 2007 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony is really worried that the three challengers from the same NC are going to split their 12 votes 3 ways.

Consultants will take anybody's money. Hiring one in the race for CD 6 doesn't mean a thing besides having too little good sense and too much loose cash.

January 30, 2007 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You got it right, Phony Tony is certainly the invisible council member. Where and how does he spend his time? (private mtgs. with ???)
His mantra seems to be: How can I manipulate the situation to my best interest and still gain the most mileage for my career. If you can help me, than maybe I'll return your call.

He has been heard to say at community meetings in the past that he doesn't have to publicly state his position on important community concerns because "I'm not running for office." Not even a half-hearted attempt to engage in real problem solving that will actually benefit the community. All smoke and mirrors.

January 30, 2007 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Patrick said:

"...their is something to be said for a City Councilman who has managed to rack up 5 challengers..."

Cordaro, Martellaro-Palmer, Marez, Rothenay, _______?

January 30, 2007 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cardenas is trying to manipulate his constituents in Sun Valley to believe that he has achieved a victory for them. By having Waste Management hold off on their decision to withdraw Bradley's application for the landfill expansion, he's trying to convince people he's actually working FOR them when he's probably taking favors from WM and working AGAINST the community he's supposed to represent.

January 30, 2007 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But I thought the garbage dump in Sun Valley was closing?

January 30, 2007 8:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WM wanted to shove as much garbage in their landfill as possible - even inventing "air capacity" to create a MOUNTAIN of garbage there, affectionately called 'Mount Cardenas' by the locals. Tony wants people to believe that he saved them from this mountain overshadowing Sun Valley even more.

January 30, 2007 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Because I don't live in CD6, I know I'm not qualified to opine on this, given all the Mt. Cardenas trash talk (pun intended). But I do respect the guy for trying to find solutions for gang violence, and working with juvenile justice authorities.

January 30, 2007 10:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say what you want about Cardenas but I gotta say he's the only one I've seen in clowncil that shows he speaks from the heart and isn't afraid to say it. Janice Hahn made an ass out of herself on the gang tax ballot measure and Tony who I really thought was going to support her motion and deadline for May came out against it with strong convictions. I don't see any other council member speak out that way. They all talk like politicans.

January 31, 2007 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tony Cardenas Report Card = FAIL

"Say what you want about Cardenas but he's the only one I've seen in clowncil that shows he speaks from the heart..."
This is what I'll say - Action and results matter, not just eleventh hour strategic moves and promises right before an election.
Reviewing Cardenas' achievements this is what I see:
1. Overall effort to enforce laws and regulations in district = F
2. Effort to provide equitable support to constituents = F (special interests given v.i.p. treatment)
3. District environmental improvements = F
4. Actions to protect the health of families in District = F
5. District quality of life improvements = F
6. Demonstrated actions/effort to gain respect and influence over City Council, Mayor, & other policy makers excluding lobbyists = F
7.Withdrew motion against tax ballet measure = C+

Mr. Cardenas still has time to demonstrate he is a leader and has the drive and desire to improve the community that he represents. Show us.

January 31, 2007 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee I don't know where you get your grades on Cardenas but many people I know are saying the opposiite. They're happy with his performance overall and of course the negative spin cycle is in full force. None of the other candidates have his experience.

January 31, 2007 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"None of the other candidates have his experience."
That's precisely the point. After all of Cardenas' "experience", we don't see many positive results.

January 31, 2007 9:55 PM  

Anonymous Romeo said:

Mr. Candido Marez, thanks for the last couple posts (report card and experience).

At least modify your rhetoric from your stump speech if you want to pretend that you are some anonymous blogger.

You don't live in the Sixth and yet purport to know the quality of life issues. Give it a rest, those who live here know what he's done.

February 02, 2007 12:00 PM  

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