Morning Briefs on the "Tru Political Machine" for Tuesday
The analysis will go deep in coming months, and arrows will be directed at Nuch and John Shallman, who ran his campaign. Every move or lack thereof will be examined, from Trutanich officially entering the race just four months ago (though he had formed an exploratory committee, allowing him to raise money, in April 2011) to his refusal to engage his competitors — though many of the five other candidates showed up at numerous public forums, Trutanich only once graced them with his presence.
Los Angeles’ political elite also misjudged the race. Local office holders and groups frequently throw their weight behind the presumed frontrunner to ensure smooth relations after the election. In recent months Trutanich’s campaign had sent out press releases trumpeting the endorsement of everyone from former Mayor Richard Riordan to City Council members José Huizar and Dennis Zine to various unions, among them the uber-powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.
A Zuma Dogg Commentary on the "Tru defeat" at the polls.
John Walsh to honor bloggers who were Tru in defeating Nuch
I (John Walsh) PLAN TO SPEAK AT CITY COUNCIL TOMORROW (Tuesday) AND READ THE HONOR ROLL OF BLOGGERS WHOSE CONCERTED EFFORT ENDED TRUTANICH'S
POLITICAL CAREER LAST WEEK.
THEY ARE IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:RON KAYE, MAYOR SAM, JOSEPH MAILANDER,
STEPHEN BOX, HOLLYWOODHIGHLANDS.ORG, STREET HASSLE, CELESTE FREMON, JACK HUMPHREVILLE, JOE FRIDAY.. ** We would add Zuma Times to that list.