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Monday, May 06, 2013

The Villar Greuel loans her Forlorn Campaign $100,000, prompting a 2009 CD 2 Special Election Flashback Moment

The LA Times is reporting that Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Villar Greuel" has loaned her campaign $100,000 dollars, prompting a 2009 CD 2 Special Election Flashback.
 As aspiring female candidates for public office, what do/did Wendy Greuel and Chris Essel share in their respective political quests? How about a "Private Citizen/ Campaign Consultant" name John Shallman, who spent campaign proceeds at a far greater level than their respective challengers, prompting ............. 
"Private Citizen/ Campaign Consultant" John Shallman can quickly think of multiple ways of spending campaign contributions.
prompting ......... Chris Essel in 2009, to loan her campaign the following amount.

11/30/09 CHRISTINE ESSEL (BUSINESSWOMAN/NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE, NONE)LOS ANGELES, CA 90010 CHRISTINE ESSEL Council Member - District 2 1321633 - CHRIS ESSEL FOR CITY COUNCIL 2009 - GENERAL B - Loan Received [Period:11/22/0912/02/09]$10,000.00 [Election:12/08/09]

and prompting ......, Wendy "The Villar Greuel" in 2013, to loan her campaign the following amount as the LA Times reports.

City Controller Wendy Greuel, whose campaign for Los Angeles mayor had been dramatically out-spending rival Eric Garcettiloaned her campaign $100,000, according to documents filed with the City Ethics Commission over the weekend.The move comes a little more than two weeks before election day, as Greuel faces cash-flow pressures that have forced her to cut back on TV advertising.A clear picture of the candidates’ financial conditions will emerge on Thursday, when financial disclosure reports are due.  But a Times review of fundraising and spending in recent weeks found that Greuel has been raising less money than City Councilman Garcetti, but spending at a faster pace since the March 5 primary (or since the Shallman takeover of the campaign).

The Times should also review this passage to note the prior spending behavior of Greuel and then Essel's Campaign Consultant John Shallman, as we partake in this flashback moment. Sound familiar to current events?

While IBEW shills and attacks for Essel, in their "independent ways". Team Essel is almost running on empty when it comes to their financial state. Since the start of campaigning, the Essel Campaign has collected $627,404 in contributions and $184,259 in matching funds. But with the cost of paying the likes of Shallman, Berman and Burnside, eating away at available finances, her campaign has "big gulped" $902,201 in expenses.With her hands on cash near nil, Chris Essel has loaned her campaign $10,000 of personal money. 

....... and as of today, the Villar Greuel for Mayor Campaign has "big gulped $5,830,700 in campaign expensives, plus over $3,000,000 of IBEW dues. Thus, leaving us to ponder whether political history will repeat itself on May 21?

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

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