This from the Jackson campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John S. Thomas
Alan Jackson for District Attorney 2012
Tel: (818) 396-6578
EL MONTE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
ENDORSES JACKSON FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Los Angeles, February 7th – Today the El Monte Police Officers Association announced their endorsement of Alan Jackson for District Attorney. This latest endorsement sends a clear signal that Jackson’s support from rank and file members of law enforcement from all over LA County is strong and robust.
El Monte POA’s President Ben Lowry said about Alan Jackson, “We are confident that, as District Attorney, you will pursue justice at all costs with the sound judgment, strong leadership, and unparalleled knowledge of the law that has been your hallmark as a deputy district attorney.”
“The compassion you demonstrate for victims is commendable and represents the best the District Attorney’s office has to offer. The people of El Monte and all of L.A. County deserve as their next District Attorney a true prosecutor with your record of leadership,” continued Lowry.
Deputy DA Alan Jackson stated, “I am humbled and honored to have earned such strong support from members of El Monte’s POA. As your DA, I promise to work closely with law enforcement from all over LA County to ensure our streets are safe and criminals are put behind bars.”
Jackson strategist John S. Thomas claimed, “Alan Jackson continues to build support and momentum from the law enforcement community.”
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
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Election Hangover Part II video going viral?
The revelations about Trutanich's false claims also appears to have caused a resurgence of interest in the Election Hangover Part II video put out by the Jackson campaign. Just days before EndorsementGate, it had around 6,000 views on YouTube. That figure was up to just short of 30,000 as we go to press.
Trutanich recently tried and failed to sue Jackson over the use of a campaign photo in the satirical video. The collapse of that lawsuit was recently reported in the Hollywood Reporter, one of the movie industry's leading publication. The resurgence of views may well be equally attributable to anti-Trutnaich sentiment in Hollywood where Trutanich is said to be seen as something of a neanderthal from the Joe McCarthy era.
ADDA may pull Trutanich 'approval' as result of EndorsementGate scandal
Despite earlier reports suggesting that the Association of Deputy District Attorneys had endorsed four candidates including Carmen Trutanich, were wrong. Comments and emails received by the Dragnet suggest that the ADDA Board merely 'approved' four candidates for consideration by other labor groups.
The Dragnet has learned that the ADDA Board may now consider withdrawing Trutanich's 'approval' in the light of the false statements contained in Trutanich's questionnaire responses. It is a move that would effectively prevent Trutanich from having another unnamed campaign worker 'mistakenly' claim that the ADDA had endorsed him, perhaps again in a document Trutanich signed without reading.
The ADDA's withdrawal of Trutanich's approval could trigger a slew of police agencies, said to be outraged at Trutanich's deception, to reconsider their endorsement options.