We're waiting for reports of District Attorney candidate Jackie Lacey's fundraiser at the City Club last night. The event has hosted by Steve Cooley, and was rumored to be "sold out." If we don't get a tip then we'll have to wait until the end of the month when all campaigns have to report their fundraising achievements.
UPDATED 9:30PM: Our mistake - that date of Lacey's City Club fundraiser is June 9. Apologies for the error, and thank to our eagle-eyes informant for the correction.
We expect DA candidate Mario Trujillo to feature close or top of the list, perhaps displacing current leader, DA candidate Alan Jackson, who has been building on the momentum of his $100k launch, as well as securing a very creditworthy conviction in the Fayed murder case.
Eyes too, will be on Carmen Trutanich's bogus "Draft Trutanich for DA" campaign. The City Attorney has come under fire for not paying enough attention to his duties and concentrating too much on gaining media attention. We are talking about the current City Attorney Trutanich, not his predecessor Rocky Delgadillo.
Danette Meyers must be enjoying a break from handling the Lindsay Lohan case so that she can concentrate on fundraising. We understand that Hamid Towfigh, a former DDA and current campaign manager has promised to raise $500k for her, a healthy goal.
How DA candidate Bobby Grace finds the time to campaign is a mystery. The likeable prosecutor has been racking up conviction after conviction in serious cases, and his commitment to his job is commendable.
Not too much fundraiing should be expected from DA Candidate Steve Ipsen. Last to enter the race, he could nevertheless surprise given his connections to organized labor.
Ballots were mailed out and dues-paying members should have received them. We are told that the "NO" portion of the ballot contains a typo. A coincidence, surely ...
Rumors suggest that AFSCME has saved the ADDA from bankruptcy by paying off the ADDA's legal fees liabilities arising from the loss of an appeal. AFSCME has stumped up in the region of $140k, although it is not known whether that will have to be repaid following affiliation or simply come out of the $1M that AFSCME will receive in member dues during the 3-year deal.
A late comment to our last post suggests that the ADDA scanned members' dues checks and that a laptop containing that data was stolen. If true, the ADDA was required to warn members of the risk of identity theft under California Civil Code Section 1798.82(a). Hopefully, now that ADDA President Hyatt Seligman has rediscovered his ability to send emails, he can either confirm or deny the suggestion.