Jackie Lacey endorsed by KFI AM640's John & Ken Show
KFI AM640's top-rated afternoon drive time talk show hosts John and Ken today announced their endorsement of Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey for DA. Towards the end of the 5 o'clock hour, during which time the talk show duo had trashed city attorney Carmen Trutanich's record, they concluded by saying 'We're endorsing Jackie Lacey for District Attorney. She has Steve Cooley's endorsement and she's been working as the number two in the office for quite a long time and you can trust her to do the right thing. But Trutanich? You might as well hire Bozo.'
John and Ken had previously called Trutanich a 'lying boob' over his failed attempt to mislead voters by calling himself 'Chief Criminal Prosecutor,' on the June 5 ballot. A Superior Court judge ruled that Trutanich was deliberately trying to mislead voters and ordered Trutanich not to use the title.
Most recently, the duo described Trutanich's campaign as 'the most dishonest' after it emerged that the centerpiece of Trutanich's campaign, a claim that he had been surrounded by and shot at by gang members during his short career as a deputy district attorney, was false.
Jackson campaign ads on broadcast TV
'Every Case,' Alan Jackson's thirty second campaign advertisement, hit the airwaves Monday night and has been aired on Channels 2, 4, 7, and 11 since then. Thus far, Jackson is the only candidate to rival city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich with broadcast tv advertising.
Trutanich, who has partially 'suspended' his campaign (see below) is understood to have received numerous calls from supporters who were surprised to see Jackson's ads. They had apparently been told by Trutanich that he would 'win this thing outright in the primary' as the only candidate who can afford tv advertising.
Trutanich's secret research file reveals a troubled past
LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus delivered a withering blow to city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich's campaign hopes with the revelation of 'Top Secrets' that Trutanich dug up about himself.
According to Maddaus the 'no-good Nuch nuggets' contained in the report prepared by VR Research were a slew of ill-feted lawsuits brought by Trutanich where he sued a youth soccer league who canceled his team, a $100k slip-and-fall lawsuit against Vons, a personal injuries lawsuit against the City and Port of Los Angeles for 'petroleum coke dust' inhalation which failed when Trutanich's client was found to have tampered with records to help his case, and Trutanich's unsuccessful criminal defense on behalf of the client.
Also included in his background check were details of a failed lawsuit in which Trutanich claimed he personally suffered 'emotional distress' and 'nervous system damage' when his minivan was repossessed by an irate former owner who believed Trutanich had purchased it under market value in a deal with a friend.
The LA Weekly report was discussed on KFI AM640's John and Ken Show in the five o'clock rush hour.
The talk show duo, in summing up Trutanich's past, wasted no time in calling him 'Nuts! Absolutely nuts!'
The leak of the 100-page plus report took Trutanich by surprise when it derailed his attempt to claim that he did not know that his DA personnel file was missing and demanded the Attorney General conduct a 'suspicious political activity' investigation into the DA's office. The LA Times reported that Trutanich's 2008 background check stated that 'Trutanich's personnel file was "no longer maintained" by the district attorney's office.'
Attorney General Kamala Harris swiftly rejected Trutanich's plea for an investigation when she was told Trutanich had lied to her in his letter when he claimed he only learned about the missing file when a LA Times reporter recently interviewed him about his lies concerning being surrounded and shot at by gang members at Green Meadows Park.
Trutanich suspends part of DA campaign
KPCC reports that Carmen Trutanich has suspended the part of his campaign that obliges him to answer pesky questions from reporters and attend candidates' forums, due to the hospitalization of his mother. Fundraising will not be affected, at least not by the hospitalization.
Trutanich's credibility, and thus his campaign, is understood to have been severely effected by recent events widely reported in the media and his failure to secure a solitary newspaper endorsement. His claim to 'win the primary outright' with his tv ad campaign looks as dubious as everything else, now that Jackson is competing directly with him on broadcast tv. Add John and Ken's endorsement of Jackie Lacey on Tuesday, and it's not hard to see Trutanich's 'partial suspension' as simply a desperate 'duck and cover' strategy for a campaign born of a lie, waiting for another shoe to drop.