Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday
The Wisconsin Republican Party tried to play dirty by running 6 fake candidates in the Dem state primary as "Democrats". All 6 fake candidates had their asses handed to them by the voters yesterday. The general election that will decide if 6 Republican state senators will be recalled and replaced will be held in August. Dems need 3 seats to take back control of the Wisconsin Senate. Governor Scott Walker (R), who led the union busting charge in the state is expected to face a recall as soon as he becomes eligible next year.
Speaking of having your ass handed to you, right wing extremist Craig Huey never had a chance, real or imagined. Even after spending over $800,000 of his own money, Huey was soundly defeated by the LA City Councilwoman in yesterday's special election. Janice Hahn now will represent CA36, replacing Jane Harmon who resigned from office earlier this year.
UPDATE: Hahn's victory is the 200th consecutive House race in which Republicans have failed to pick up a seat in California.
|Joseph Mailander-Pre Smear Merchant|
And just speaking of an ass; Pity poor Joseph Mailander! For weeks, he's been on an obsessive and fruitless quest to expose some sort of "organized conspiracy" in Sunland-Tujunga! He's harassed (some say stalked) local residents with phone calls and endless e-mails (even after many have firmly asked him to stop). He's rounded up a ridiculous group of highly questionable sources (including 2 convicted felons, and a squatter) that he has touted as "community leaders". And just yesterday he posts on his blog a letter from a local character named Terre Ashmore, who claims she was harassed and assaulted by attendees at a recent neighborhood council executive board meeting. The problem with Ms. Ashmore's story? Attendees at the meeting are stunned, and say that what she claims happened, never happened, not even close. Keep up that ace reporting Joseph Mailander, you are making Glenn Beck so proud. Ciao!