Using the much hyped filing of another 'headlines only' lawsuit to break his six week long radio silence since suffering the biggest downfall in political history, the former front-running failed wannabe DA Carmen the Clown Trutanich blithely told KCRW's Warren Olney that he was going to run for re-election in 2013.
Insisting that he has 'done a good job' as City Attorney, Trutanich claimed that he has saved the City of Los Angeles $235M in three years. It's a claim that, like every other claim made by Trutanich, bears greater scrutiny. If he has saved us so much money, how come the City of LA isn't flush with cash? The answer seems to be that Trutanich's claim to have 'saved' money is based on voodoo math; a $1M meritless slip-and-fall lawsuit against the City which gets thrown out of court is not a 'saving' because it is the kind of lawsuit that would never win anyway. Expect Greg Smith and Mike Feuer to rip Trutanch's voodoo math apart if, indeed, Trutanich does run.
Speaking of Mike Feuer, Trutanich said he has not spoken the Feuer since losing the DA election. Presumably that's because Trutanich really hasn't got much to say to Feuer - it's not like Feuer is going to withdraw his candidacy now that Trutanich has decided that he does want to be City Attorney after all. From Feuer's perspective, Trutanich is not a threat. Politically, Trutanich is unelectable. He has no campaign manager, he has no campaign, he has no 'big name' endorsers; he is finished, and he knows it.
Lacey announces major endorsements
'Frank Visco served as Chair of the California Republican Party from 1989 to 1991 and is a prominent community leader in the Antelope Valley, where he is known as "Mr. Republican."'
Jackson announces significant law enforcement endorsements
This from the Jackson campaign:
JACKSON WINS SUPPORT OF TWO MAJOR
LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS,
BURBANK POA AND GLENDALE POA
Los Angeles, July 18th – Today the Burbank Police Officers’ Association (BPOA) and Glendale Police Officers’ Association (GPOA) issued independent statements endorsing gang prosecutor Alan Jackson for District Attorney. BPOA President Officer Mark Armendariz applauded Jackson’s “excellent leadership performance.” BPOA and GPOA join more than 20 more law enforcement unions backing Jackson’s candidacy, growing Jackson’s steady lead in endorsements in the District Attorney’s race from public safety, police and fire.
Visit www.votealanjackson.com/endorsements.php to view Jackson’s support.
Glendale POA President Detective Jason Ross stated, “Glendale Police are on the front lines of the new realignment and budget challenges threatening our communities’ safety. We know that Los Angeles needs its top prosecutor for District Attorney to bring a progressive approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention in this new climate.”
GPOA President Ross continued, “Alan’s record of pursuing justice combined with his proven ability to manage resources will allow him to lead effectively and keep Los Angeles County safe as District Attorney,”
Alan Jackson said, “From the start I have been honored to be called the Cops’ Prosecutor. After nearly two decades of service, I am humbled to have earned the confidence of my colleagues in law enforcement, who risk their lives to keep us safe. As District Attorney, I will continue to lead effectively as a partner in our shared mission to protect families and serve the public.”
Jackson’s chief campaign strategist John S. Thomas concluded, “One thing is clear in the race for District Attorney: Cops want the best prosecutor as their next DA. Without a doubt, Alan Jackson is that prosecutor, with the experience and record to guide Los Angeles through the public safety challenges to come.”
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.