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Friday, July 27, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday

...... and the cost in campaign contributions to buy your local 2013 mayoral candidate ....
..... like "Eric Garshady", seen here shilling for the re-election of fellow Wal-Mart money recipient CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar.

The bloggin love of highlighting political hypocrisy!

Before the 2013 Mayoral Election process runs its course sometime in the early summer of 2013, we will have been treated to countless act of political hypocrisy in the name of garnering favor with the voters. But more important, to reap the windfall of campaign cash to finance the facade that will hopefully curry favor with big donors.

For former City Council President and out-going CD 13 representative Eric Garcetti, his campaign facade of being a loyal brother to the labor left progressive faction took a well mark hit in today's David Zahniser piece in the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street" and the cost? Both small and big.

Small would describe the $100 dollar donation from Wal-Mart's local director of community affairs Javier Angulo. But big is this slapback from Los Angeles County Labor Federation Leader (and friend of Tony V.) Maria Elena Durazo.
"It is one thing if a Wal-Mart cashier or warehouse worker makes a contribution to a candidate," Durazo said in a statement. "It's a different kind of political contribution altogether when a senior-level representative of Wal-Mart who is actively organizing for a Wal-Mart store in Chinatown writes the check. Wal-Mart money is Wal-Mart money." 

 But lets not forget what "close friend" of Durazo helped get city approval for Wal-Mart's proposed Chinatown location. Hypocrisy reigns.

....... and this on CD 14 Councilman Huizar and City Council Wannabee Assemblyman Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes.
Angulo, the Wal-Mart representative, has also donated in the past year to Councilman Jose Huizar and Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar), who is running for the seat being vacated by Councilman Richard Alarcon. Garcetti called last month for L.A. politicians to give back any Wal-Mart money they have received.

Hypocrisy reigns supreme!!

** Other News: 

** In the democratic jihad that is the 30th Congressional District contest between Congressmens Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, Team Sherman has released a poll that shows their candidate leading by 17%. Being the trailing candidate has prompted Team Berman to go negative. Will Sherman unleash the Gatto Truthers in response?

** Various democratic clubs are stepping back from making endorsements in the 50th Assembly District runoff between Besty Butler and Richard Bloom. Why you may ask?  Its in the numbers according to the "Weekly of Record's" Patrick Range McDonald.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Eric= Full of shit

July 28, 2012 12:08 PM  

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