Monday, December 12, 2011
Breaking News - Alan Jackson to announce endorsement by Gov. Pete Wilson
Reliable sources have confirmed that District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson has secured the endorsement of former California Governor Pete Wilson for his campaign to become LA's next District Attorney. An official announcement is expected from the Jackson campaign shortly.
Governor Wilson's endorsement is believed to be a major boost to Jackson's campaign and will solidify support for Jackson as the only Republican candidate in the race. The former governor recently served as District Attorney Steve Cooley's campaign chair and Jackson already has Cooley's former finance chair, Chuck Bakaly, on his finance team. The Wilson's endorsement is bound to boost Jackson's fundraising activities in the New Year.
The Wilson endorsement is said to be 'devastating' to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's campaign. The former Republican turned 'decline to state' was likely counting on securing high level Republican support to overcome the negativity resulting from his failure to honor his 'Pledge to Serve.' Reports indicate that Trutanich was recently booed and jeered at a Republican Club meeting and had to be told to leave.
Jackson's campaign website's endorsement page had yet to publish Gov. Wilson's endorsement, however, we understand this will be done shortly.