Jason Mandell writing in the LA Weekly analyzes whether or not a "grassroots" candidate can break through and win the special election this fall in CD2, something that has been discussed here at Mayor Sam as of late. Mandell suggests that the hotbed of activism engendered from the anti-Home Depot fight in Sunland-Tujunga and unbridled Neighborhood Council rallying through the District as a whole creates a unique opportunity for an upset. Interesting to note that the only comments on the post come from failed City Controller candidate Nick Patsouras throwing his support behind Tamar Galatzan, candidate Zuma Dogg and Carmen Trutanich rainmaker and Valley activist Mort Allen.
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