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Monday, August 20, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Dakota Communications and respected Political Consultant Rick Taylor signs on to rehabilitate the politically-damage image of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
As we reported yesterday, Dakota Communications Rick Taylor has signed on for two jobs and an undisclosed pay day, with politically-damage goods City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. Image rehabilitation will be job number one and then the task of getting Nuch re-elected to a second term is job two. One observer noted that just the task of rehabilitating the damage image of the San Pedro attorney, is taxing enough for most consultants. Then you add the fact that you are engage in a re-election campaign and having to raise money from a zero sum, well ............. you get the idea of the challenge ahead for Taylor. But as the LA Dragnet Blog opines, there could be some major upside for Taylor and Dakota Communications if they are successful with Nuch's political rehabilitation, which can be describe in two words, "lobbying access". Oh BTW!! One last question for Taylor, is Zev running?
CD 9 City Council Candidate David Roberts quickly raises first $50,000
CD 9 City Council Candidate David Roberts    
It seems like yesterday that the former 2012 CD 9 representative to the tainted 2012 Redistricting Commission was announcing his intentions to replace City Councilwoman Jan Perry. Now as of late last week, Roberts is reporting that his campaign has raised its first $50,000 in contributions. This puts Roberts about even with fellow CD 9 candidates Assemblyman Mike Davis and controversial former CD 14 Chief of Staff Ana Cubas. All three are behind surprising fundraising leader LAPD's Terry Hata, who has raised six-figures in contributions.
Will Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "Partnership in Education" survive beyond end of his reign at City Hall?
  Mayor Villar confronts critics of his "Partnership in Education".
In yesterday's missive in the Daily News by Rick Orlov, regarding the future of Mayor Villar's success-challenged "Partnership in Education, we respectfully submit that two words will make (slim chance) or break (big time possibility), whether Mayor Villar's front for connected non profit enrichment (think Inner City Struggles) will flounder beyond the end of his term. Those two weighty words are MONICA GARCIA. Orlov may want to invest some future story budget, documenting the tyrannical excesses of the reigning presiding official of LAUSD's Board of Education and the fact that her blatant political considerations (with the mayor's blessings) are endangering the health and safety of children under her charge.    
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

The people want to know who is contributing to Anna Cubas Campaign and who is supporting her?
This are people that may have skelotens in their closets, and also to make sure the people do not support these corporations or individuals. Who is working on her campaign, is all secretively and underhanded is her mission.

August 20, 2012 2:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hata and Roberts are the best candidates for CD 9. At least we know they care about the district they have served and continue to serve.

August 20, 2012 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It was very smart of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez not to endorse Ana Cubas.

Ana Cubas has a bad reputation as a civil servant and really needs to find another occupation.

August 20, 2012 4:10 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Perhaps Taylor will do as well in saving Nuch as he did in saving Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga. Of course they'd have to figure out how to get illegal aliens to astro-turf for Nuch and do even further mental gymnastics to call anyone who opposes Nuch a racist.


August 20, 2012 5:53 PM  

Blogger joe barrett said:

Rick Taylor respected?????

August 20, 2012 5:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Hata and Roberts are the best candidates for CD 9. At least we know they care about the district they have served and continue to serve." Before we start praising candidates, we should pause for a second and write up a list of attributes each candidate must have to even consider said person as having served the community. Perhaps then we can pause for a second to consider our preferred candidates as perhaps not having done quite enough yet.

August 20, 2012 6:07 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

I would guess Nuch has lost whatever votes he had left in ST. In fact, I think the only votes he has in LA at all are from the tuna factories in San Pedro - and Phil Jennerjahn.

August 20, 2012 6:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hata continues to serve, protect and represent CD 9.

Roberts has a long history in politics. People like him and he likes people.

Both Hata and Roberts know the district well.

Gochez is from the community too.

Ana Cubas?

August 21, 2012 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is David Roberts Rep or Dem?

August 22, 2012 12:57 PM  

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