Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel's campaign organization has suspended her TV advertising two weeks before the election, a move that reflects her continuing struggle to raise enough money to compete head-to-head on the airwaves with her rival, Eric Garcetti.
Greuel’s cancellation of ad time reserved for Tuesday and Wednesday does not entirely remove her presence from local TV stations. Working Californians to Elect Wendy Greuel, an independent committee controlled by leaders of a union for Department of Water and Power workers, is still running a spot showing former President Bill Clinton talking up her candidacy.
But the cancellation, confirmed by multiple sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, reflects the challenges that Greuel faces in the run-up to the May 21 election as a consequence of raising less money than Garcetti, but spending at a faster pace.
...... and who is the lead consultant for the "D'Arcy Greuel for Mayor Campaign"? Maybe Chris Essel can answer that question.
** We want to wish Ron Kaye a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY + 1 and how did the former Editor of the "Daily Valley Green Sheet of Record" celebrate another year of outing "Political Waste, Frauds and Abusers of the Public Trust"? He endorsed the "only choice for Mayor Eric Garcetti. An excerpt below.
Wendy Greuel is a decent woman; a feather dancer of sorts who always makes sure every part of her being is well-concealed. In a phrase, she is a butt-coverer who never takes a risk and so the rich and powerful and smart and caring – I mean those singular individuals of such great important who are at once richpowerfulsmartcaring and any other virtues applicable to the elite – know with certainty Wendy will do what she is told.Eric Garcetti is not like that.
...... and how will Michael "MEAT" Trujillo spin this?
** Speaking of "MEAT", his ceaseless spin on behalf of the "Boss D'Arcy Greuel for Mayor Campaign", reinforces the reality that the cronies of Mayor Antonio Villar, are one with the anointed third term incarnation of their failed political machine. "MEAT" manage to spin his way into Hillel Aron's post for the LA School Report Blog on yesterday's Mayoral Debate on Education, regarding a $60,000 donation to a Garcetti Super PAC by the American Federation of Teachers.
“I think the AFT is sending a loud and clear message that the status quo — ensuring that the worst teachers are impacting students — is still the law of the land,” said political consultant Michael Trujillo, a strong (though unpaid) supporter of Garcetti’s opponent, Wendy Greuel. “And they’re gonna hold Eric Garcetti’s feet to the fire.”
...... and LAUSD School Board President Monica "Gorda Boo Boo" Garcia is a monolith of ethics as she accepts contributions from Academia Semillas del Pueblo, who have not comply with a District Office of Inspector General request for an audit.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14