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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Louis Pugliese Withdraws from CD2 Race!



This is a stunner, as Louis was considered to be a formidable candidate. He is admired and respected throughout CD2.

NEWS CITY OF LOS ANGELES
CITY CLERK - ELECTION DIVISION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2009

Arleen P. Taylor City Clerk - Election Division
Contact: (213) 978-0444 555 Ramirez St., Space 300
E-mail: clerk.election@lacity.org Los Angeles, CA 90012

REVISED CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES RELEASED AFTER CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 RACE
Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay released a revised Certified List of Candidates late Thursday afternoon after a candidate walked in to withdraw his name from the ballot for the 2009 Council District 2 Special Election. All candidates had until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009 to withdraw their name from the ballot (emphasis mine-Joe B). The revised certified list contains a total of 10 candidate names all of whom will appear on the September 22, 2009 ballot.
For further information or assistance, please call the City Clerk-Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000. Candidate information is also available via the internet at: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/ under “Candidate Information.”
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33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good. More votes for Zuma.

July 30, 2009 7:08 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Sadly, this helps the carpetbaggers.

July 30, 2009 7:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, please do not make us endure all the carpetbagging comments. Can you please simply tell us who you support, or the list you are considering? I am not just going to vote for someone because they went to high school in the area. That's not enough in this day and age. Who would you most like to see in the position? Can you answer that?

July 30, 2009 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Red Spot in CD 14 said...
Sadly, this helps the carpetbaggers"

Not if Tamar makes nice to him. Both she and the mayor threw him under the bus in the school baord race after he got her elected with his endorsement 2 years ago. Looks like time for Tamar to kiss up.

July 30, 2009 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dang! Did he say why?

July 30, 2009 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Louis will endorse Tamar, you just watch!

July 30, 2009 7:52 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

I was supporting Louis.

Now ?? I have to judge the home grown candidates.

July 30, 2009 7:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like the deal was made. Louis drops out and throws support to Tamar and then she supports him for LAUSD seat when she wins. Looks like Louis thinks Tamar can win with his support. But of course it's so he can get her LAUSD board seat.

July 30, 2009 8:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So far I've only heard one candidate speak to the issues where you can see the passion and expertise and it isn't PK or CE.

Watch the money!

July 30, 2009 8:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Any one but AV's girl Essel.

That is the consensus in the CD2.

July 30, 2009 8:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If it means stopping Dr. Krekorian, I will vote for the Mayor's puppet candidate, Tamar Galatzan.

July 30, 2009 8:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Louis is better suited to LAUSD anyway. Good move!

July 30, 2009 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Louisd will support David Saltsburg; the serious candidate with no home.

July 30, 2009 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe this just proves that your ability to determine who is a formidable candidate is flawed.

July 30, 2009 9:19 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

"If he was on the board..."

July 30, 2009 9:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe Krikorian can sweep up his votes with that 17% approval rating he and his colleagues share. Gosh, I would want to run for another seat, someplace else, too if I only had a 17% approval rating in my current job.

Hopefully he'll bring some of those lame-brained ideas they just passed in Sacto into the city of L.A.

July 30, 2009 9:48 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Hmmmm wonder who 948 is? :)

July 30, 2009 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:48 doesn't have a "current job".

July 30, 2009 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:48 = Essel staffer

July 30, 2009 10:32 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

The CD 2 race already feels like a game of musical chairs. One thing I know so far is I'm not supporting Essel or Tamar. No way Antonio Jose!

I read up on Kirkorian and I think he's pretty well suited for the job. As for the others the jury is still out.

July 30, 2009 10:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I read up on Krekorian and think he's well suited for the job. Give me a break. You obviously ARE from out of town if you think that is gonna fly with the people who read this comment section. Hum-dee-dum-dee-dum. Let's read about this Krekorian fellow? Oh good, he looks well suited for the job.

July 30, 2009 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you really think anyone who already has a deal cut with Paul Krekorian is going to be suckered by him. "Hi, I'm Paul Krekorian.

As Assemblymember, I just helped spend the State into bankruptcy. Now, I'm asking for your vote so I can bring the same panache to CD Whatever it's called.

And as for money, that's no problem. I am a viable candidate. A lot of people have donated to my campaign. SOME OF THEM MAY HAVE JUST BEEN INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES ACCORDING TO L.A. TIMES, but most people will never check the ethics website against the names in the article, so no one will ever know.

I WONDER IF PAUL KREKORIAN WILL BE GIVING THAT MONEY BACK?

July 30, 2009 11:36 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

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July 30, 2009 11:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times July 29, 2009

Five people have been arrested in alleged schemes to block the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of murder and other serious crimes, federal immigration officials announced Tuesday.

"It's a great scheme," said Jennifer Silliman, deputy special agent in charge of the immigration agency's Los Angeles office. "You have got these career criminals, many of whom are violent, circumventing the system and essentially buying themselves a place in the United States."

All five appeared in court Tuesday afternoon to face federal charges of obstructing immigration proceedings.

"These defendants endangered the safety and security of United States residents," U.S. Atty. Thomas P. O'Brien said in a statement.

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Wonder if those five names will show up under PK's contributions?

July 30, 2009 11:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, Pugliese will endorse Essel so he can get in good with Antonio...

July 31, 2009 6:41 AM  

Anonymous Lydia said:

Petra Fried,

Louis is not a sell out, and nobody got to him. I helped with both of his campaigns and I am a good friend. There were many factors in his decision to withdraw. Don't expect a quick endorsement of anyone else.
I wish him the best.

July 31, 2009 7:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You gotta admit one thing about zuma dogg. The media attention falls in his lap.

http://la.streetsblog.org/2009/07/31/ahead-of-the-curve-zuma-dogg-responds-to-cd-2-questionnaire/

July 31, 2009 11:05 AM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

11:33PM - I see your point. I think I'll go with the guy who owns the candy store instead. He'll have much better contacts to get the job done. ;-)

July 31, 2009 4:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Foxy,

I the "contacts" a marijuana reference as in "contact high" because Frank is a pro-medical marijuana activist and long-time collective owner? Ha ha! Maybe Frank Sheftel needs to become councilmember to try and keep all those marijuana shops in his district open. The big Marijuana magazine with all the ads for all the co-ops are running a front page spread on Frank and his CD 2 candidacy.

July 31, 2009 9:51 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

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August 01, 2009 7:25 AM  

Anonymous g said:

PLEASE LOUIS TRY AGAIN SORRY TO SEE YOU GO. KEEP VOICING YOUR OPINIONS SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND YOU POSITIONS. GOOD LUCK!!!

August 01, 2009 1:56 PM  

Anonymous g said:

FRANK IS NOT FOR POT ON EVERY STREET CORNER BUT THE OPPOSITE. HE HAS A BUSINESS AND ONLY SUPPORTS BUSINESSES WHO DEAL LEGALLY IN MEDICAL POT ONLY. HE IS NOT A ONE SUBJECT CANDIDATE GIVE HIM A CHANCE!!! SEE THE DEBATES HERE IT FROM THEIR MOUTH.

August 01, 2009 2:01 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The first big debate is Aug 8 in Sunland-Tujunga. See the CD2 election blog for details.
http://cd2election.blogspot.com

August 01, 2009 2:28 PM  

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