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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Wednesday

2013 Mayoral Candidate Kevin James
At lease one member of the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street's" insular columnists gets out and about within the City of Los Angeles Political Grass Roots Community, and its the highest paid one at that.
Columnist Steve Lopez ventures to places in the 2013 Mayoral Contest that fellow scribe Jim Newton's insider vision will not allow him to explore. Thus, the result is this interview with supposed long shot candidate and former KRLA Talk Show Host Kevin James
Long shot candidate? If one bases that on the accumulation of campaign money, then we could label the James Campaign a forlorn hope, with the likes of City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel raising five plus time more cash.
But taking a look back in recent mayoral election history, what did a lack a campaign money (compare to Mayor Villar's campaign chest) do for the political aspirations of Walter Moore? Moore, and a "Telebimbo" kept Mayor Antonio Villar from becoming Governor Antonio Villar.
James compare to Moore, is softer on the political edges and can use Moore's base to make a serious play at one of the runoff spots, while growing an wider electorate.
But for James, his grasps on the outsider label is predicated on the likes of County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Developer Rick Caruso staying out of the 2013 proceedings. If one or both enter the race , then James will end up in the political rain shadow of monetary support that will shift to either one of the two. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14    



Blogger Walter Moore said:

Kevin James can win.

A recent LMU poll showed that none of the City Hall insiders running for Mayor -- people who have held office for over a decade -- had more than 10% support among voters.

Fifty-eight percent of the respondents, moreover, said they did not know whom they would support.

I got something like 27% of the vote, and I never had the opportunity to debate Villaraigosa.

The 27% who voted for me will vote for Kevin. He will pick up even more votes when people see him and the others in televised debates.

May 04, 2012 7:04 AM  

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