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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

Kevin James endorses Eric Garcetti for Mayor.
Kevin James makes the right choice in endorsing Eric Garcetti over Wendy "The Villar Greuel".
Happy Tuesday to everyone as we return from a blessed Easter and Blue Heaven Opening Day Getaway.
Before departing last Friday, we received an email from third place mayoral candidate Kevin James, seeking advise on his then pending choice for endorsement in the 2013 Mayoral Runoff. 
Simple political logic would dictate that you not endorse the main target of your campaign, the Villar Greuel and that is what exactly Kevin James did today by supporting Eric Garcetti.                                                   
With the endorsement of James, the Garcetti Campaign has garnered the support of all the three major candidates who did not make the runoff (Emanuel Pleitez and Jan Perry). Their vote total of nearly 38%, combine with Garcetti's 32%, gives the out-going CD 13 City Councilman a super majority base of voters that can help him in May.
Yet, its up to Garcetti to close the deal and there is plenty time for the Villar Greuel Camp to create campaign mischief, something that "Private Citizen/ Villar Greuel Campaign Consultant" John Shallman, knows quite well to orchestrate. 
** Here is a political math reality question for City Attorney Candidate Mike Feuer and his "Private Citizen/Campaign Consultant John Shallman, how can Shallman charge the likes of Gil Cedillo and Mike Bonin $200,000 + for their respective campaigns in 1/15 of the area as compare to a city-wide campaign?
Maybe this had to do with Shallman allegedly underbilling the Feuer Campaign, in seeking more public matching funds?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14                                                                     

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Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

These other candidates are hating on Wendy. It might kill her chances.

April 02, 2013 1:01 PM  

Blogger Joe Friday said:

Trutanich can't have it both ways. He went on KABC this morning with Doug McIntyre and admitted that he had the 'same arrangement' with Shallman during his 2009 campaign. It was 'OK' for Trutanich then, but is not 'OK' now, just because it's for Feuer?

The reality is that Feuer is 18 points ahead of Trutanich in the latest SurveyUSA poll, and will likely finish up the same way on May 21.

Trutanich has blown any credibility he ever had with his campaign stunts, and he's beginning to sound like a broken record.

April 02, 2013 1:10 PM  

Blogger Aviation Fan said:

Desperate is the best word to describe Greuel's current campaign tactics. Replacing key campaign staff 6 weeks before the election and then taking swipes at Mayor Villaraigosa is a sure-fire way not to win the election. In the unlikely event that she is elected, the unions and the LA Chamber of Commerce will pull her in different directions and she will end being a one-term mayor like Jimmy Hahn!

April 02, 2013 11:44 PM  

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