Studio City businessman and crazed conspiracy theorist, Mort Allen, told the LA Weekly that "His feeling is that in the hearts of the people, he will (win). But if he doesn't, he can go back to making money and making a better life for his family." The rare admission from the Trutanich inner circle that defeat is certain came before the latest polls showed Trutanich now 11 points behind City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer.
Polls show Feuer set to trounce Trutanich (again)
Last week's SurveyUSA poll gave leading City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer a 6 point lead over the failed incumbent. Monday's LA Times showed Feuer with an 11 point lead, a week before the election. According to the Times, 'In polling conducted April 29 through May 7 by the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., Feuer, a former member of the state Assembly and City Council, led City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, who is seeking reelection in next week's balloting -- 35% to 24%, with 41% of voters still undecided."
The large number of 'undecideds' could give Trutanich hope that he can
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Endorses Mike Feuer for City Attorney
Both the Daily News and the LA Times broke the news that newly elected Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who thrashed Trutanich out of the DA primary last year, had endorsed Mike Feuer for City Attorney.
Lacey explained that Trutanich' use of an "intellectually dishonest" mailer that "twisted facts about the alleged kidnapping and rape of a young girl for political purposes" were among her reasons for supporting Feuer.
Trutanich is understood to have been 'apoplectic' when he was told that the key endorsement had gone to his opponent. The failed incumbent likely ranted and raged incoherently, perhaps claiming to have been 'betrayed' because of assurances he might have counted on that Lacey would "stay out of it."
If indeed Trutanich's deceitful mailer did cause Lacey to endorse Feuer, then chances are that Trutanich will blame his campaign manager for his downfall, again.