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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MayorSam Exclusive: Pleitez Accuses Garcetti of Courting Anti-Immigrant Donors

Pleitez: Slamming Garcetti
In an exclusive to MayorSam, we've learned that candidate for Mayor, Emanuel Pleitez plans to present accusations against fellow mayoral candidate, Eric Garcetti, that the Councilman has taken campaign contributions from "anti-immigrant" donors in Arizona.

With both Pleitez and Garcetti, who both make note of their Latino heritage on the campaign trail, seeking to grab as much of the Hispanic vote as possible, such revelations against Garcetti could be damaging.

In presenting the allegations, based on data culled from campaign filings, Pleitez is pointing the hypocrite finger at Garcetti, who was taking the donations while at the same he supported a Council led boycott of the State of Arizona over it's controversial immigration reform bill, SB 1070.

Eric Garcetti is a great dancer!
Among the donors Garcetti is reported to have received contributions from:

Jack Selby - Selby is a Paradise Valley, Arizona financial consultant who has donated heavily to both the Presidential and Senatorial campaigns of Republican John McCain. In the last Senate election cycle, when a primary challenged McCain took a hard right turn and issued strong support for AB 1070, Selby maxed out on contributions to McCain, so much that McCain had to refund contributions made over legal limits. Selby donated $500 to Garcetti.

James Harrison - Harrison, a construction manager from Fountain Hills, Arizona also gave $500 to Garcetti. Harrison is an active contributor to the campaigns of John Shadegg, a now retired Congressman and Paul Gosar, currently a Congressman out of the Kingman area. Both Shadegg and Gosar have advanced controversial legislation for a border fence.

Michael Meldman - Meldman is the CEO of Discovery Land Company, a recreational development company. He gave Garcetti $500. He too maxed out on contributions to McCain. As well, Meldman gave a $1,000 contribution to Ben Quayle, the son of the former Vice President, who was elected in 2010 to Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, succeeding Shadegg. Quayle advocated a controversial birthright citizenship proposal and ran campaign ads claiming President Obama is "the worst President in history." Quayle was defeated in 2012 by Democrat Raul Grijalva.

Pleitez plans to make these allegations at a press conference this morning.

What will these folks think of Garcetti playing with SB1070 Supporters?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Garcetti cozy with teabaggers? Say it ain't so, Eric!

February 12, 2013 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack said:

(Tips hat and winks) Oh bugger. So Eric lad is playing footsies with those who baton down the hatches. Could there be more? Me thinks we shall hear soon, sots, from someone we all know but do not love, about these dirty pesos Eric accepted. Savvy?

February 12, 2013 10:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Peleitz mean "anti-illegal aliens" that might be a rational choice, except that Garcetti was part of making L.A. a sanctuary city, supporting Villaraigosa on that, all the way?
Did he use the broad-brush term "immigrants," for overall impact over any attempt at accuracy?
Garcetti and Greuel outdoing each other in being-all-things-to-all-people to get elected.

February 12, 2013 8:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Garcetti doesn't have the spine to beat Wendy or Kevin. Good coverage, Michael.

February 12, 2013 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am tired of hearing about Pleitez. He has no substance and is just wasting the voters time. He is a glorified ex staffer who just wants to get elected.

February 14, 2013 3:44 PM  

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