|Jane Harman and her cigar club|
Villaraigosa consigliere Austin Beutner is mulling over thoughts of succeeding his boss and says he will decide next month. In a Daily News piece
, the Deputy Mayor says despite his personal wealth, he does not intend to self-fund his campaign. He'd rather sell himself to the usual suspects.
Has LA's teacher union, UTLA, found itself in it's waning days? The LA Times takes a look at the curent state of the once powerful organization
which has not elected a school board member in eight years and isn't even trying this year. As public employee unions fall more and more out of favor with the public, the UTLA has become the poster child for greedy special interests that have sunk California fiscally.
Congresswoman Jane Harman's decision to leave Congress
has left some concerned that the departure means one less Jewish elected official and supporter for Israel (despite Harman's reported business dealings with Iran
). Even if a Jew surfaces as a viable replacement for Harman, some pro-Israel voters might be more comfortable with an evangelical Christian Democrat such as Janice Hahn than a more left leaning Jewish candidate. Stay tuned.
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