Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Deeply damaged Trutanich faces defeat in runoff

The latest results from the primary election suggests that City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's re-election hopes will remain on life support until the plug is finally pulled on his political career in the May 21, 2013 runoff.

The fifth bulletin released by the City Clerk's Office showed Trutanich trailing Mike Feuer by 10 points. That grew to 11 points by bulletin 6. All indications are that Feuer will continue to extend his lead by the time the election is called.

Last week's polls not only suggested that Trutanich was much closer to Feuer, but that Greg Smith was also in the chase for second place. Those polls were wrong about almost everything, except that Feuer was in the lead.

Feuer's leading position clearly favors him in the runoff. It will strengthen his fundraising ability and mark him as the frontrunner. Many will see Trutanich's distant second place as a referendum on Trutanich's performance as City Attorney, and will likely result in Mike Feuer becoming City Attorney as support for Trutanich continues to wane.



Cristian Gheorghiu said...

That sucks. I was hoping that Greg Smith would end up in the runoff.

Anonymous said...

Only good news is that Trutanich is finished in May instead of today.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. Trutanich beats Smith. So much for Dragnets hyperbole. Epic Fail.

Anonymous said...

Dragnet was right about TruLieTish being an asswad. I hope Dragnet supports FEUER now to make sure Nouche the Douche gets kicked out on May 21

Anonymous said...

Hey Dragnet, when you do your next Downfall video, be sure to spell 'Mine Fuhurer' correctly, not Feuer!