So by now most of you have read the Calitics piece
accusing Chris Essel
of making shady campaign finance moves. The synopsis is this: Essel accepted matching funds, binding her to a maximum primary election spend of $330,000, but when she approached that limit, a conveniently-timed independent expenditure was made allowing her under the LA Campaign Finance Ordinance to raise and spend even more. Paul Krekorian
’s campaign consultant Eric Hacopian
says Essel manipulated the system “to rip off taxpayers” and has “no respect for the law.” Them is fightin’ words, so here’s your thread; take off the gloves and have at each other.
Labels: Chris Essel, Eric Hacopian, paul krekorian