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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Nuch widens lead over Feuer in new City Attorney Campaign Poll

Mike Feuer falls further behind Nuch in latest City Attorney Campaign Poll and returns "only one" questionable contribution from Bet Tzedek associates.
City Attorney Candidate Assemblyman Mike Feuer in recent photo with fellow former Bet Tzedek Executive Directors (from left to right) Luis Lainer ($1,300), Terry Friedman ($500), Feuer, David Lash ($1,000), Mitchell Kamin ($1,000) and current E.D./CEO Sandor Samuels ($1000 + the amount of $750  from his wife). Photo via the Los Angeles Dragnet Blog. (** bolded amounts denotes Feuer contributions).

** Blogger's note: A Survey USA Poll sighted by a City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Campaign Press Release below, shows Nuch expanding his poll lead over Mike Feuer. Meanwhile, we have found via the Ethics Commission Website, that the Feuer Campaign has returned only one of the questionable contributions from officials or associates of Bet Tzedek, which we reported on in our previous Mayor Sam Exclusive.
01/08/13Robert Schwartz  
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Mike Feuer 
City Attorney

1341335 - Mike Feuer For City Attorney 2013
E - Payment 
(RFD - Returned Contribution)

Desc: Return of Contribution 

[Period: 01/01/13 to 01/19/13]
Thus, its clear that the Feuer Campagn was engage in accepting illegal contributions from a city-contracted, non-profit agency, which can have serious fiscal repercussions for the long time provider of free legal services---Scott Johnson. 

For Immediate Release
Trutanich for City Attorney 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013 - LA City Attorney Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich’s lead over his nearest rival in the city attorney race has widened to 10 points, according to a SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KABC-TV (Channel 7). 
The poll shows Trutanich with 29 percent to 19 percent lead over termed-out former assemblyman Mike Feuer. Two weeks ago, the same poll showed Trutanich with a 6 point lead (27 to 21 percent) over Feuer.
“This is a great sign of momentum for Trutanich,” said Rick Taylor, Trutanich’s chief strategist. “As voters begin to focus on this race, the evidence is clear: City Attorney Trutanich’s record as an independent city attorney, with a winning record of protecting the vulnerable, the taxpayer and our neighborhoods, is resonating with the electorate.”
Here’s the link to the SurveyUSA poll results.
Trutanich is now a 4-for-4 winner in published polls. The results of four polls testing voter preferences in the City Attorney’s race have been published (two by SurveyUSA, one by Loyola Marymount University’s School for the Study of Los Angeles and one by the Trutanich campaign) and each time, Trutanich has come out on top. 
“Sometimes candidates like to boast about all their endorsements and the size of their campaign warchests,” said Taylor. “But that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans unless you’ve got the voters on your side. That’s what the Trutanich campaign has going for it.”
Here’s a link to Trutanich’s accomplishments and a snapshot of his positions on issues facing the City Attorney as they appear on League of Women Voters* Smart Voter website.
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Anonymous Anonymous said:

The poll conducted by SurveyUSA is dependent on all the candidates getting their message out to voters. Trutanich has two major problems. First, he has not raised anything like the amount of money necessary to compete with Feuer or Smith for voters attention.

Second, the vast majority of voters will repeat their voting pattern in the DA race - he cannot get above 24%, even if he could conduct a competitive campaign.

The likely scenario is that it will be a Feuer - Smith run off, with Trutanich beaten in the primary, just like in the DA race.

In a Feuer-Smith run off, Smith wins because he has bi-partisan support. Voters have had enough of career politicians, and Trutanich and Feuer are terrible choices for LA.

February 03, 2013 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's actually pretty worrying that Nuch can't get above 30%. Considering he's the incumbent, his figures should be much higher. Feuer is definitely going to get the Democrat vote, and that's bad for Nuch because he's got a bunch of Democrats supporting him, like Gil Cedillo, Issadore Hall and Jose Huizar. Hell, Moonbeam Brown even supported him. Republicans hate Nuch because he supported giving driver licenses to illegal alliens and the prison realignment. And don't forget that everyone hates him for violating his pledge to serve. Who is going to vote for Nuch? The same small number who voted for him in June 2012. That's not going to be enough in the primary.

February 03, 2013 7:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, Noel Weiss is going to win this thing.

February 03, 2013 9:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Smith has no chance and is simply hoping for a bloc Republican vote to get him into the runoff. where anyone that makes it will beat Nuch. No incumbent can fall below 30% and with Noel Weiss in the race, that means Nuch makes it through to the general. Feuer may or may not finish ahead of him in the primary, but Smith is hoping by pulling Republican votes away from Feuer he can sneak by him and then beat Nuch. Not likely, but he has a darkhorse chance. The reason it's not likely is that Feuer has numerous Republican endorsements also (as does Nuch)and Smith has no Dem support. Both Nuch and Feuer have organizational support which will turn out voters in a low turnout race. Several of Smith's friends are saying he will lose this race and then run for either an Assembly seat or Mike Antonovich's seat when that opens up.

February 04, 2013 1:18 AM  

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