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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Supporters of Chris Essel make Big TV AD Buy in CD 2 Council Race

City Controller Wendy Greuel sharing "CD 2 Talking Points" with Chris Essel.
According to the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commmission Website, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is buying $35,000 worth of TV time for the Chris Essel Campaign in CD 2. Tomorrow, Friday September 17, 2009 is the last Ethics Commission financial reporting deadline before Tuesday's election.
International Union of Painters and Allied TradesWashington, DC 20006 (Independent Expenditure) Support
Christine Essel City Council Member - District 02Chris Essel for City Council 2009 (1318649)[Election: 09/22/09] 09/17/09 09/16/09
Television advertisement

International Union of Painters and Allied TradesWashington, DC 20006 (Independent Expenditure) Support
Christine EsselCity Council Member - District 02Chris Essel for City Council 2009 (1318649)[Election: 09/22/09]
09/17/09 09/16/09
Television advertisement
The following is the script of Wendy Greuel's brief message as reported to the Ethics Commission.
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (#1282936)
Script for Chris Essel Television Ad
Hi, I’m Wendy Greuel. As your Councilmember and now your Controller, I have fought for real ethics reform, accountability and government and to protect Valley neighborhoods. Chris Essel is the candidate for City Council who will continue this legacy. Valley residents can count on Chris Essel to protect our neighborhoods from special interests and implement ethics reform. Chris has been endorsed by community leaders because of her ability to bring real change to City Hall. Join Valley residents in making the sensible choice on Tuesday, September 22. Vote Chris Essel for City Council.
[Printed disclaimer: Paid for by International Union Painters And Allied Trades,
1750 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006. Not authorized by a City candidate
or a committee controlled by a candidate.]
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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy has shown her true colors with this endorsement. I double dog dare her to step foot in Sunland/Tujunga again.

September 17, 2009 7:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You losers are all just jealous.

Any of the candidates would have loved to hae Wendy's endorsement and have the Union make the buy.

Waah!!! Want some cheese with that whine?

September 17, 2009 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"the next mayor endorses the next councilmember"

September 17, 2009 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know what is more hilarious, that idiot zuma dogg thinking he won't look foolish on Friday morning, or how he can't type a coherent thought.


Huh? Wuh? Who? What? What the hell is he trying to say? Does anyone know? Is he on druuuuuugs?

September 17, 2009 9:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, the next mayor ain't going to be Wendy, we'll see to that. One empty suit endorsing another, doesn't = mayor. So that you know, there is a category for elections called Independent Expenditures that allows donations from "independent" sources that doesn't fall under the $500. maximum donation rule. Essel's tv ads are paid for under this. Although legal, it's just another way to get the big donations from the unions and lobbyists.

September 17, 2009 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can Wendy go before TV and say "....I have fought for real ethics reform...." when D`Arcy bought for her the Controller`s office for $250,000! Hypocricy to the nth degree. As they say "Birds of a feather".

September 17, 2009 9:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a good ad and might even be enough to get her in the runoff. All of the top 3 are very close and this helps Essel a lot.

September 17, 2009 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've heard Wendy called a lot of things, and D'Arcy did buy her election for hundreds of thousands vs. Nick's $35,000 total when she panicked - but I've never heard anything as "creative" as 7:22's.

"Wendy is a corrupt(ion) politician wrapped in a MARTIAN costume." WHAT does that mean?

And would Ed Reyes like being considered the yardstick for "paupers?" Maybe not, but he sure is "TJ in the Hills" Reyes to Red Spoot. Verrrry interesting...

September 17, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel's toast, and Wendy has zero chance to be Mayor.

September 17, 2009 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone but Galatzan

September 17, 2009 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone but Galatzan

September 17, 2009 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy looks like a Pixie.

She is putting her ass on the line for a dying campaign and will get it whooped on Tuesday.

September 17, 2009 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone send this bitch back to Doheny!!

September 17, 2009 11:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you look at her really close, Wendy looks like a female version of Adam Sandler.

September 18, 2009 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You go girls!!!

Run off Essel v. Galatzan will be "The battle of the skirts".

Men need not apply. This means you, Paul, you tax and spend Sacramento fugitive.

Go back to Sacramento and set some more felons free to come and harrass us here in CD 2.

September 18, 2009 3:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy's election was bought by IBEW, which outspent Nick some 10:1 to do it. They were about half her funds, so she spent 20:1 to beat Nick and a no-name Suzy Evans.

Essel's poll was paid for by a group headed by IBEW and D'Arcy. They are the tools to finally get Measure B through.

The clumsy way they tried to ram that through mobilized the opposition and worked against the mayor's alleged buddy (with friends like that...) Weiss, and Galatzan understands how hated B was. Essel doesn't seem aware of the baggage she's associated with.

September 18, 2009 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy-Mayor it`s an oxymoron.

September 18, 2009 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The small 7 need to throw their support behind one to get that person in the runoff against the Mayor's machine. We have to keep working to get rid of the Mayor. Voting against his endorsed candidates is the best way to register your unhappiness where where the City is going.

September 18, 2009 8:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We have learned as the campaign evolved that Essel is an empty skirt, not smart, buffoon, double talker, incompetent, a puppet of the Unions, but now we know she is also a LIAR.
Why a liar? She accuses P. Krekorian
of supporting the development of condos on the Verdugo Hills Golf Course in Tujunga, which is an outright LIE!!
Anyone but Essel.

September 18, 2009 9:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vote for Benson in the first round, and if Mary does not make it. ANY ONE BUT ESSEL.

September 18, 2009 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Regarding Krekorian, September 18, 2009 3:10 AM says:
"Go back to Sacramento and set some more felons free to come and harrass us here in CD 2". What an idiot you are. Can't you do your own homework?? Or are you only believing your right wing friends. NO felons have been released early and won't be released. Paul did not support this, and it did not get passed. Look it up, stupid. Don't waste blog space with your misinformation and lies.

September 19, 2009 8:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The majority of you angry whiny people are some of the most naive, unrealistic kool-aid hallucinogenic drinkers, and probably live in Sunland Tujunga , (talk about a disorganized community and strip of tattoo parlors and machine shops with meth in the back lot!) You also want to believe the worst dirt and are perpetually upset if someone (a candidate) is organized, professional with some backing. And has a good chance of winning.
Why don't you try meeting some of these candidates and try to develop a relationship and common ground.

Get some anger management!

September 25, 2009 9:41 PM  

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