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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Election Results from CD 2 Open Thread

Early leader in CD 2
The absentee ballots have been counted as of 8;40 PM
Chris Essel 4,567 42%
Paul Krekorian 6,373 58%
Your thoughts as always, appreciated, even including Phil's
** Special Note: Remember that the race is over, five yards after the finish line.
9:10 PM Kevin James and Republican Consultant John Thomas are spinning how to eat crow.
9:25 PM Michael Higby is on air with KRLA's Kevin James.
9:35 Campaign stat to ponder. How does "Niko Consulting" make $100,178 in fundraising fees from the Chris Essel Campaign??
10:00 Kevin James should realize that the David Hernandez numbers that he cited last evening, were flawed. Most of the Independent Expenditures that were credited for Paul Krekorian, were opposition mailers, paid for by IBEW.
10:07 Are the City Clerk employees members of EAA? It seems that the way results are coming in from Piper Tech, the vote counters must be on furlough.
10:12 Here are the next batch of results from Piper Tech.
Chris Essel 4,977 41.84%
Paul Krekorian 6,917 58.16%
12 out of 109 precincts reporting.
10;30 with 41 out of 109 precincts reporting.
Chris Essel 5,918 42.77%
Paul krekorian 7,919 57.23%
Is the CD 2 version of "Gorda" ready to sing? Kevin James has called it for Paul Krekorian.
10:45 With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "vessel of choice", sinking quick tonight. Is this the time to proclaim the official start of the "lame-duck" status of Mayor Villaraigosa? BTW, CD 14's Councilman Jose Huizar, supported Chris Essel.........................
11:00 The fact that this blogger had endorsed Paul Krekorian, does not preclude me from wanting a Republican, to win his assembly seat.
11;15 ** With 68 out of 109 precincts reporting.
Chris Essel 6,898 42.83%
Paul Krekorian 9,212 57.17%
"Let the Gorda rip!!"
IT's A WRAP!! With 109 out of 109 precincts reporting.
Chris Essel 8,304 43.44%
Paul Krekorian 10,810 56.56%
Congrats to Paul Krekorian and his campaign staff on a great victory!!


Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:


WOO HOO!!!!!


December 08, 2009 8:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Krekorian to speak soon. Watch the victory party here.

December 08, 2009 8:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


CAST 10,988


9% is pretty much everyone who was planning on voting today. So it's over.... I'm calling it.

CD2 defeats the Antonio Villaraigosa, the IBEW, the PPL, the City Council, and the Controller, Nuch and AEG!

Congrats guys!

December 08, 2009 8:59 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Congratulations Councilmember Krekorian!

December 08, 2009 9:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV and the big money go down again!

December 08, 2009 9:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dang when I predicted a double digit win earlier today I meant 10 or 11, not 16.5%!!! That's called a message. Loud and clear.

December 08, 2009 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have said all along.
Greuel+ Riordan + AV + D`Arcy + Slimes +$$$$$$$$$$$ = Sink the empty vessel

December 08, 2009 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil Jennerjahn is shitting socialist bricks! Can't wait to hear his spin!

December 08, 2009 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The most corrupt of all the thugs in this race, even worse than D`Arcy, if that`s possible, is GREUEL. Hopefully she will run for mayor so that we send her back to lobbying for Dreamworks.

December 08, 2009 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Tujunga Lvr said:


Bye-bye Wendy. You were mute in the face of the dirtiest campaign in recent Los Angeles history. You let your endorsement of this embarrassment speak loud and clear. Adios...

December 08, 2009 9:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guys, don't get ahead of yourselves. These are all absentee ballots so far.

December 08, 2009 9:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Shallman were a professional, he would be sued for malpractice and thievery. Of course he is not professional, he is just a thug, Greuel`s friend and enabler.

December 08, 2009 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's at least 60% of the total vote. this one is over -- Essel will close it up some, but just a couple points.

Congrats to Eric H -- this is a victory for superior electoral mechanics.

December 08, 2009 9:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:10PM. Wendy was not "mute" in this campaign. She milked it to the hilt. She used the idiot Essel with Shallman as the enabler. What a despicable character. And she was to be our Mayor. NEVER!

December 08, 2009 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So far, Essel's spend is $328 per vote.

December 08, 2009 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy, you gambled BIG and you lost BIG. You showed us how corrupt you are, having made an unholy alliance, once again, with the devil, D`Arcy. You are thru!

December 08, 2009 9:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again, Sunland-Tujunga ROCKS the House!

December 08, 2009 9:23 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

One can bet that Phil would love to bottlecap these results

December 08, 2009 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Tujunga Lvr said:

9:16pm She was mute. When other leaders denounced Essel's digusting tactics, Wendy said nothing.

It's a 'mute' point. Krekorian won and we are happy.

December 08, 2009 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil is done. Stick a fork in the wacko.

December 08, 2009 9:54 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Actually, they just refreshed at 10:10

December 08, 2009 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone else read Adeena Bleich's well thought out edoritorial today in the Daily News?

If you remember, John Shallman was also her consultant. So I wonder besides making her points, she was taking a stab at the crappy job Shallman also did on her campaign. Maybe s0ome of these clients will actually sue Shallman

I am hoping Adeena makes another run at public office.

But if you think howe badly Shallman ran Adeena's, Stuart Waldman's, Essels, and Grovemnans campaigns in just the last three years, I hope she will not hire him again.

December 08, 2009 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, 954 votes came in in 12 precincts and Paul took 544 or 57%.

Exclamation point.

December 08, 2009 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder how the midget D`Arcy feels now that his uncontrollable ego has been crushed. He should step down having squandered close to $750,000 of his members` dues for a hopeless, unworthy candidate.

December 08, 2009 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lesson # 1 for future candidates. D`Arcy with all his money, is poison. Lesson # 2. Greuel`s endorsement is the kiss of defeat, because the voters have now found out that she is a ruthless opportunist.

December 08, 2009 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman is counting his money and moving on to the next sucker.

December 08, 2009 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hope Krekorian does not get comfortable with the establishment, D`Arcy, the corrupt system in City Hall, Maria Elena Durazo, lobbyists and developers. They will all come to mend fences. He should constantly remember, 2011 is around the corner........

December 08, 2009 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman doesn't get sued. He sues. The same year he lost for Barry Groveman, he lost a bunch of other races where his candidate was the favorite, like Claudia Alvarez in the OC. His pollster, Ben Tulchin, even wrote a memo saying Alvarez couldn't lose. But Shallman lost. So he sued his printer (Shallman v. Cenveo West).

He lost that, too.

December 08, 2009 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore? Back from the dead?

We thought Walter was out winning all those cases for Clear Channel and too busy for us here.

How are those cases working out for you Walter?

We heard there was a big one that you tried just waiting for a verdict. How much did you win for your client?

December 08, 2009 11:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just looking at some recent election results. In May 2009, Vahedi lost to Koretz by less then a point, recieved twice as many votes as Essel today and spent 1/3 rd of Essel and 2/3rds of Koretz.

P. Kerkorians awesome win and Vahedi's almost win proves that voters, regardless of how much money is spent against them will gravitate to the better candidates.

December 08, 2009 11:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder if Wendy would admit she knows Essel......

December 08, 2009 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Victory for the people. Defeat of the corrupt system in City Hall.

December 08, 2009 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wonder if Essel had trouble keeping the lid on her relationship with Cindy Starrett. Not the way to win hearts and minds in S-T . . .

December 08, 2009 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Happy Happy Happy...........

December 09, 2009 12:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul we are so happy for you. As a long time resident and business owner in CD2 I'm pleased we will not have to deal with Dale Thrush and Pat Davenport anymore.

December 09, 2009 12:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What has happened in CD2 can and will happen in other council districts until the 15 councilmembers are representing the people. One down 14 to go.

December 09, 2009 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Our group of PK supporters are very proud of Paul and the way he ran his campaign!

We also look forward to fresh faces in CD2 and are pleased that Pat Davenport and Dale Thrush will finally be sent packing.

December 09, 2009 1:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good riddance Dale Thrush. Bye Pat. It's time to retire and spend time with the Grandkids!

Dale Thrush stepped over the line by trying to strong arm locals in to voting for Essel.

Pat did NOT use disgusting tactics but was a bit too active and outspoken for a paid employee of the Council District.

December 09, 2009 2:18 AM  

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