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!!