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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

SEIU 721 President Bob Schoonover (behind right shoulder of Pat McOsker) delivers coveted endorsement for his union brother.
** Despite the "polling influence tactics" of CD 15 City Council Candidate Warren Furutani's Campaign Consultant Parke Skelton, opponent Pat McOsker who recently received the coveted SEIU 721 endorsement, has posted the first Independent Expenditure (IE) of the Cd 15 Special Election Campaign. "Working Californians for Pat McOsker" ante up $44,000 in this first of what should be many IE's in this race.
** In the newly reconstituted 51st Assembly District which incorporates most of Northeast LA and unincorporated East LA, candidate Jimmy Gomez has picked up the endorsement of City Council President Eric Garcetti. This endorsement on top of his almost 2 to 1 lead in fundraising has him looking like the "establishment candidate" in the race to replace Assemblyman Gil Cedillo in 2012.
** Meanwhile in the San Fernando Valley newly constituted 30th Congressional District, ethnic and gender pandering is underway between Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. Sherman was in the audience at the 5th Annual Stonewall Democrats "HERO Awards". Berman recently played host to a group of Armenian-Americans. Can we call this "pandering tick for tat"? But as noted in the LGBT/POV post, Sherman's Campaign Consultant Parke Skelton has commission yet another poll for this client, that shows Sherman leading Berman 51% to 24%. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Blogger g said:

Off the subject, have you noticed that our los angeles councilmembers are hand picking the new members of the office of ratepayer advocate. Seems like government as usual, we vote for something then they come in to save or should i say destroy what we try as rightful taxpayers to do. If you want to get even with dwp go to : www.homemadeenergy.org the guy is selling a book but that is not all there is to his story you might agree with what he has to say. It seems to forecast our future relationship with dwp.

August 26, 2011 2:20 PM  

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