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Thursday, December 03, 2009

More "Big Insurance" Money for Paul Krekorian, Correction!!, Chris Essel??

" What else does CD 2 Candidate Chris Essel have to hide?"

A little lesson in political hypocrisy from none other than Chris Essel.

It seems that Chris Essel's highly-paid campaign assemblage of Shallman, Berman, Burnside, Wesson III among others, have the proclivity to tarnish their challenger, Paul Krekorian, as being the captive vessel of "Big Oil", "Big Labor", or did you say "Big Insurance"? They did.......

From the Essel Campaign's "Truth about Paul" website.

After accepting more than $15,000 from the insurance industry, Krekorian voted to allow insurance companies to raise our rates. He even voted to allow insurance companies to install spyware satellite devices in our cars that would violate our privacy by tracking and recording our every movement -- where we go, where our kids go to school, and how fast we drive twenty-four hours a day.4 We do not need another City Council member who will sell our interests to the highest bidder.
4. AB 2800, Assembly Floor Vote, 5/22/08;

But it seems that the Essel Campaign will accept money from anyone, during the waning days of incessive mailings. From the Ethics website.

"Rubin" New York, NY 10038 (Independent Expenditure) Support Christine Essel City Council Member - District 02 Chris Essel for City Council 2009 - General (1321633)[Election:12/08/09] 12/02/09 12/01/09 Mail piece MAIL-2 $16,000.00

Simple question here is this, "WHO THE HELL IS RUBIN!!??"

Could he be;
A. Ruben Stoddard?
B. Irv Rubin of the "JDL", but he is dead, disregard.
C. Some obscure Insurance Company in New York??
D. Noone cares.........

Answer is.........., The Rubin Group "Insurance" of New York.

I find it fascinating that some "political flavor" of the moment, can smear an entire industry, for real-time political value, but in these days of instantaneous fact-checking, the smear is on you!

Your thoughts.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel is bought and paid for by the worst people.

December 03, 2009 7:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman cant be stopped.

December 03, 2009 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rubin is very good friends with Casden. He is probably doing him a favor.

December 03, 2009 8:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


From stealing from his clients? you would be right about that.

December 03, 2009 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel rules; Krekorian drools.

Usually, the guy whining about the other raising money just can't manage to raise any himself.

What ever happened to the much heralded "Armenian Money Machine"??? Clearly, they don't trust Paul. Know why?

He's a loser.

December 03, 2009 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this now the Krekorian campaign web site? Who cares about any of this crap.

Write more about the Antonio Villaraigosa corruption.

December 03, 2009 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is going to be over 500 UFW canvassers for the last few days of the election.

A huge Latino turn out will sink the Krekorian campaign.

Only idiots the mastery of John Shallman.

December 03, 2009 9:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Aside from being an Essel supporter, who is Casen?

December 03, 2009 9:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


No its over a 1000 canvassers for election day.

December 03, 2009 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

UFW! are you kidding me? are they still around? what the hell would they have to with Essel.

December 03, 2009 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rubin is Fronting for Alan Casden, another big developer for Essel. Developer Casden attempted to get the city to change zoning rules so he could build 300 condos directly across the street from the Grove shopping center, a move criticized by neighborhood groups as a back-door maneuver that they fear will worsen the area's already extreme traffic congestion. There was an agreement that called for 216 units for seniors, including 43 reserved for low-income residents to built there instead. Casden has tried to deep six that agreement. Casden also evicted a whole complex of senior citizens in West LA. These are the type of big money interest attempting to buy this election for Essel.

December 03, 2009 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Antonimous said:

And don't forget Casden was the guy that made the illegal campaign contributions to Jack Weiss and got caught. Casden was having his employees make the contributions and then reimbursed them, to go around the campaign limits.

Jack Weiss claimed he didn't know what was going on (yeah, right) and refused to return the illegal money as well as the matching funds the City gave him.

December 03, 2009 9:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

you mention a lot of names as supposedly being behind Essel. Do you have any evidence any of them are involved with this latest mailing. I know Berman is neutral, but you throw his name in. What about Wesson? I haven't seen his name on an endorsement list.

December 04, 2009 11:08 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

These are her campaign consultants.

December 05, 2009 7:42 AM  

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