Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013 (see below)
No cash, no credibility, no chance. That is the reality of the Trutanich reelection campaign.
The incumbent has struggled to raise money for his crumbling campaign. Gone are the days when Trutanich packed rooms with donors eager to max-out their contributions. Even that strange steady stream of $100 and $200 checks that boosted his DA campaign has dried up.
Most of his supporters saw how he crashed and burned in the DA primary. They saw how he placed a staggering 14 points behind Mike Feuer in the City Attorney primary election, with fully 70% of voters rejecting him. They are either watching out for the caller ID indicating a call from 'Nuch' and letting the call go to voicemail, or they are telling him, 'Don't call us, we'll call you, just like you used to return our calls - never.'
All over town the excitement is building. Friendly office pools that used to buy lottery tickets are now based on guessing just how big Trutanich's loss will be; 5 points, 10 points or 20 points. Most believe a 10 point loss is likely, but a sizable number are sure it will be nearer 20 points.
Plans are being made to hold "Downfall" parties to celebrate the end of the Trutanich regime. The likelihood is that with a low turnout, and a high number of vote by mail ballots being released at around 9PM, it will be over for Trutanich shortly after that.
It's a long, long way from May 2009.
|The moment the results flashed up on the screen showing Trutanich had won|
the 2009 General Election.
There won't be the crowds that flocked to Trutanich's victory party. They will be elsewhere, perhaps at a Downfall party. They will not be making the mistake that they made in 2009 by trusting Trutanich.
The scene at Trutanich's 2013 victory party is more likely to look like this:
|June 2012 Failed DA candidate Carmen Trutanich does the walk of shame after|
placing 3rd in the DA primary, thrown out of the race by an electorate
who were not going to be made fools of again.
Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013
LA Times/U.S.C. Poll puts Feuer 18 points ahead of Trutanich
The LA Weekly reports on the latest poll, and it's more bad news for the failed City Attorney incumbent - he is now 18 points behind Mike Feuer. Signs are that the Trutanich "inner circle" are circling their wagons and preparing for the inevitable Downfall of their hero. The tone of their typically hateful, threatening and ridiculously optimistic comments has changed, suggesting a somewhat conciliatory claim that they are hopeful, that 'Nuch has done a good job,' but that if he loses he can go on to bigger and better things 'proud of his many successes.'