Republican Candidate for Governor Meg Whitman takes questions from the audience, at her "meet and greet" with Grass-Roots Latino Activists at CHARO in El Sereno.
Meg Whitman engages audience member, in discussing her stance on Immigration.
Meg Whitman poses with audience member Tim Ortiz.
While Democratic Candidate for Governor Jerry Brown was being paraded through the street of East Los Angeles (read Joe B's post below), Republican Candidate Meg Whitman venture into the confines of the "Cut and Paste Republic of CD 14", for a "meet and greet" with Latino Grass Roots Activists, in El Sereno.
Whitman after brief opening remarks, took questions from the audience and showcase her vast knowledge of the issues, ranging from immigration to education. The audience members, representing a mosaic of community groups, were impress with Whitman's grasps of the issues and generally incline to favor her in her quest to become governor.
In viewing the familiar faces in the crowd, one has to note that if Whitman can forge an alliance with these decades-long veterans of community activism, her chances in making inroads into the Latino Community, will improve immensely.
In meeting with these activists, Whitman knows that she must gain their support and harness the "political foot soldiers", that she needs to engage a disgruntled latino electorate, who have been victimize by their own politicos, in places such as Bell, South Gate, LAUSD and 200 South Spring Street.
Now with weeks turning into days before election day, Whitman needs to seal the deal and put these activists to work, if she is to cut into the advantage of the Latino Labor Left, in Los Angeles County.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Jerry Brown, meg whitman, Outtakes from CD 14