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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Baca Blues Brings Fundraiser Flop

Sheriff Baca's reelection bid took a nose dive Monday, according to LA Times columnist Steve Lopez.


Billed as a "help our friend" event, and hosted by "A trio of losers" according to John and Ken. Lopez apparently couldn't resist dropping in on the fundraiser Monday night, held at Engine Company 28, a fashionable downtown restaurant a stone's throw from the US Attorney's Office where 18 Deputy Sheriffs were indicted earlier that day.


The $1,500 a head event was slated to attract a crowd of 45, but only 15 showed up, most were likely freeloaders brought along to try to make the event look like a success. According to Lopez, it flopped, with few attending and Governor Gray Davis giving it a miss.

Bad as it is for Baca, Lopez senses that he's doing ok on the fundraising front, but tellingly, Lopez also quoted LA County Sheriff candidate Bob Olmsted's response to Baca's latest scandal, an indication that print media will likely endorse Olmsted as Baca's replacement. The value of media endorsements far eclipses fundraising in a county wide election campaign, as one of the events' co-hosts, Carmen Trutanich, learned when his multi-million dollar campaign to become DA failed spectacularly.

Was it association with a bunch of losers that ruined the fundraiser, or more bad news for Baca? Either way, many are saying the writing is on the wall for Baca.


5 comments:

Panagiotis Theodoropoulos said...

CORRUPTION IS EVERYWHERE.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the comment yesterday? The one from the Trutanich troll saying the "room was packed" and they raised "$150k." Sounds like Uncle Mort went to the wrong fundraiser...

Anonymous said...

With a gaggle of his deputies under federal indictment, I wonder if many of his big donors are wondering "how loyal is this tyrant to those who do his bidding?"

Anonymous said...

We all know the deputies indicted for jail activities were doing exactly what Tanaka and Baca wanted them to do. I hope one of of them decides to come clean.

Anonymous said...

1:01 AM, why do you think Tanaka isn't making a statement to the press? He must know it over as far as the election is concerned, so he's probably working out a deal with the feds. Maybe he can hang on to his mayor gig after its over. Olmsted has this race to lose if he plays his cards right.