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5150Marcelo
05-19-2009, 10:11 PM
Looks like we got a winner.

toolman9000
05-19-2009, 10:15 PM
% Precincts Reporting 15.53
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Candidate Votes Percent
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 45,075 51.62
JACK WEISS 42,245 48.38
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http://rrccmain.co.la.ca.us/charts/1328/1328CTYLS.htm

DigitalAmmunition
05-19-2009, 10:16 PM
I know he's Pro 2A, but what exactly does this mean?

Kestryll
05-19-2009, 10:17 PM
He's definitely leading but with only 15% reporting I'm hesitant to call it a win yet.

Hopeful as all heck but hesitant.

toolman9000
05-19-2009, 10:18 PM
I know he's Pro 2A, but what exactly does this mean?

That one of the "right people" will make sound decisions for the City of LA.

toolman9000
05-19-2009, 10:19 PM
Not a win yet... but he might pull it out.

CALI-gula
05-19-2009, 10:20 PM
15% - not yet. And that also depends on what part of the city these have been pulled.

Votes from the West Side may yields very different results than those from the valley and/or south central.

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pullnshoot25
05-19-2009, 10:24 PM
YAY FOR TRUTANICH!

I can hardly wait for the results!

HowardW56
05-19-2009, 10:24 PM
It's looking good, but with only 22% of the results tallied it's too early to call...

But all of the State measures are going down in flames, except 1F...

Saigon1965
05-19-2009, 10:24 PM
How's the turnout at the polls?

trashman
05-19-2009, 10:27 PM
Yikes - yeah, this is too close to call. The results aren't broken down by which precincts remain --- so it's impossible to do any realtime analysis on which candidate can close the gap...

--Neill

CCWFacts
05-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Tru wins and the budget measures all crashed and burned!

Ah it's a good election night.

It's so important to weed out guys like Weiss early on in their careers to prevent them from rising to state-level positions later on. Remember, Diane Feinstein got her start in politics on the Womens' Parole Board. From that "huh?" position she rose to the most powerful member of the Senate. Weiss shares her views and it's good to stop him at this level.

And the ballot props really help us too. There will be much less money available for nonsense like defending unconstitutional laws in court. Police departments will be squeezed, with less money to fight CCW issuance. Californians are going to get less police and fire protection services, and so we may need to change our culture here to increased self-reliance, which is a great thing long-term.

The negative news from tonight's result is we now have Paul Koretz on the LA city council, and he's one of the vilest anti-civil-rights politicians in this state.

cassius
05-19-2009, 10:37 PM
How's the turnout at the polls?
SecState was talking about 15%. L.A. County seems more like 10-12%

Seems only the folks that really give a damn are bothering to vote this time.

DDT
05-19-2009, 10:43 PM
seems like it is widening in our favor a bit as more data comes in.

52.5%
47.5%

30% of vote in.

bwiese
05-19-2009, 10:43 PM
Split is widening in favor of Nuch.

31% precincts reporting now, and it's 53% - 47%.

DDT
05-19-2009, 10:47 PM
great thinks like a mind

Maestro Pistolero
05-19-2009, 10:47 PM
Rabid anti-gun politicians take heed!

HotRails
05-19-2009, 10:50 PM
This would be great news indeed! cant wait till morning!

bwiese
05-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Trends will prob stay the same for awhile...

Let's look at the numbers:

C "NUCH" TRUTANICH .... 58,592 ... 52.52%
JACK WEISS ................ 52,966 ... 47.48%
Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 500
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 30.81%
http://rrccmain.co.la.ca.us/charts/1328/images/transparent.gif



What does this say? Some derived numbers:



Total votes so far = 111,558
980 reg'd voters/precinct, average (= 1.591M/1623)
in 500 precincts @100% turnout we'd have 490K votes (= 500*980)
right now we have 22.8% turnout (= 111,558/490000)
361,000 total est. turnout (if trends continue and precincts equal-sized)



Could have some skew when absentee ballots get counted, likely biased toward Nuch.

bwiese
05-19-2009, 11:16 PM
Big leap, widening for Nuch! ... 43.25% precincts reporting.

72,885 for Nuch (54%)
62,163 for Weiss (46%)

Pvt. Cowboy
05-19-2009, 11:17 PM
I can't recall a race where the trailing candidate made up 5% points.

EDIT: Wiese's post came in just when I hit submit -- He's shredding Weiss now. Say goodnight, Gracie.

bwiese
05-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Whoa, go Nuch, go!

Widening again, just a smidgen under a 10% lead.

55.6% precincts reporting...

Nuch..... 84582 votes, 54.3%
Weiss.... 71112 votes, 45.7%
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total..... 155,694 votes cast so far

Frijolito1988
05-19-2009, 11:32 PM
:party:

DDT
05-19-2009, 11:36 PM
I wonder how Nuch feels about UOC in LA?

Vtec44
05-19-2009, 11:40 PM
Whoa, go Nuch, go!

Widening again, just a smidgen under a 10% lead.

55.6% precincts reporting...

Nuch..... 84582 votes, 54.3%
Weiss.... 71112 votes, 45.7%
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total..... 155,694 votes cast so far

Wow, that's very promising. I'm glad I'm staying up late. :D

lioneaglegriffin
05-19-2009, 11:43 PM
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 98,489 55.12
JACK WEISS 80,180 44.88


Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 1,086
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 66.91

yellowfin
05-19-2009, 11:45 PM
An LA election to celebrate? I should play the lotto tomorrow.

Charliegone
05-19-2009, 11:46 PM
Looks like a win. Finally we'll some true justice in LA.:thumbsup:

soundwave
05-19-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm gonna sleep like a baby tonight :thumbsup:

ldivinag
05-19-2009, 11:55 PM
http://rrccmain.co.la.ca.us/charts/1328/1328CTYLS.htm

reload to see updated stuff...

bluestaterebel
05-20-2009, 12:05 AM
HA!, id like to see the look on Villaraigosa and Brattons face

lioneaglegriffin
05-20-2009, 12:13 AM
HA!, id like to see the look on Villaraigosa and Brattons face

me too, LA voters are waking up remember Villar Barely beat a Second Teir Candidate with only a fraction of his campaign money.

lioneaglegriffin
05-20-2009, 12:14 AM
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 107,180 55.14
JACK WEISS 87,204 44.86


Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 1,241
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 76.46

yellowfin
05-20-2009, 12:15 AM
Baca endorsed him, yet I can't imagine Bratton likes this at all- I thought they were two peas in the same rotten pod. :confused:

7x57
05-20-2009, 12:16 AM
I thought Baca first endorsed both candidates, then withdrew his endorsement of Weiss?

7x57

lioneaglegriffin
05-20-2009, 12:19 AM
I thought Baca first endorsed both candidates, then withdrew his endorsement of Weiss?

7x57

Correct, because weiss saw his poll #'s drop and he slug mud like his political life depended on it. (hopefully it does)

Kestryll
05-20-2009, 12:22 AM
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 115,074 55.32
JACK WEISS 92,933 44.68
Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 1,367
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 84.23

DDT
05-20-2009, 12:23 AM
Congrats! And thanks to all LA voters for reviving the 2A in CA Politics.

bigcalidave
05-20-2009, 12:28 AM
Wow! Good for you guys down south! One of the right people actually working for the other side?!?! Walls tumbling from within!

vrand
05-20-2009, 12:29 AM
Congrats! And thanks to all LA voters for reviving the 2A in CA Politics.

:thumbsup:

Beatone
05-20-2009, 12:29 AM
Congratulations to C "NUCH" TRUTANICH !!! :thumbsup:

bluestaterebel
05-20-2009, 12:33 AM
Congrats! And thanks to all LA voters for reviving the 2A in CA Politics.

I hope so, but i didnt like the way Trutanich tried to separate himself from the NRA, hopefully it was just politics.

Trench Broom
05-20-2009, 12:35 AM
Props 1A-1E go down in flames and Trutanich wins - not a bad day at all.

Steyr_223
05-20-2009, 12:35 AM
I am so happy! Cheers to the Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich! The Brady's are going to be really mad!
:)

bwiese
05-20-2009, 12:36 AM
I thought Baca first endorsed both candidates, then withdrew his endorsement of Weiss?

7x57

Yup. Baca backed everyone, just for "good relations". But then Weiss went off the rails, got kicked out of debates for atrocious behavior, etc.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

As of now, I'm calling the election for Nuch as LA City Attorney...

76.46% = 1241 out of 1623 precincts reporting...

382 precints left.

Nuch....... 107K / 55.1%
Weiss...... 87K/ 44.9%
Total now: 194K

Weiss has to make up 20K votes now to just break even.

But there are only ~60K likely votes left given turnout: Weiss would need to add 20K votes to break even, then at least another 20K to split the diff of the remaining 40K of that 60K residual.

So Weiss would have to get over 40K out of the next 60K votes, a 66% margin, when instead he's trailing by 10 at 45%.

That's what I call "Toast"!

Sobriquet
05-20-2009, 12:37 AM
It's about time we had some good news this week.

I wonder what's going to happen to his law firm.

Shane916
05-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Props 1A-1E go down in flames and Trutanich wins - not a bad day at all.

I concur. :thumbsup:

Steyr_223
05-20-2009, 12:40 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-city20-2009may20,0,7004158.story

By Maeve Reston and David Zahniser
12:25 AM PDT, May 20, 2009
San Pedro lawyer Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich claimed victory Tuesday in the race to become the next Los Angeles city attorney, a result that marked an apparent defeat not just for his rival, City Councilman Jack Weiss, but also for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who had backed him.


Carmen Trutanich awaits election returns in Universal City. “It’s been an uphill climb. I’ve come from obscurity, and I’ve taken on what has been touted as the most powerful political machine in the country,” he said.

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2009-05/47019025.jpg

bwiese
05-20-2009, 12:43 AM
It's about time we had some good news this week.

I wonder what's going to happen to his law firm.

It will be the CD Michel firm; Nuch will have to completely separate (avoid conflicts etc.)

Chuck & crew will continue to be NRA's CA legal presence as well as continue their other practices (regulatory/environmental).

Hans Gruber
05-20-2009, 12:43 AM
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 126,378 55.66
JACK WEISS 100,657 44.34

Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 1,529
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 94.21

Woo!

MonsterMan
05-20-2009, 12:46 AM
C "NUCH" TRUTANICH 126,378 55.66
JACK WEISS 100,657 44.34
Registration 1,590,790
Precincts Reporting 1,529
Total Precincts 1,623
% Precincts Reporting 94.21

Yeah!!! :D

lioneaglegriffin
05-20-2009, 12:52 AM
Turkey's Done Folks!

626Tony
05-20-2009, 12:53 AM
Turkey's Done Folks!

HEAR HEAR!!!

7x57
05-20-2009, 1:00 AM
I hope so, but i didnt like the way Trutanich tried to separate himself from the NRA, hopefully it was just politics.

That's the logical guess--you can run against the NRA here (as Weiss did, albeit unsuccessfully). But remember Trutanich isn't the NRA go-to lawyer for California--he is the partner of the NRA go-to lawyer for California. I haven't seen any reason to think that he is "one of us" so much as a normal person who figures hunters and target shooters are OK. So it might in fact be that he has bought the anti lie that there is something different about "assault rifles." Plenty of decent people who don't object to, say, handguns or self-defense have bought into the incessant media din. Or maybe not--it is current law and City Attorneys are entirely irrelevant to whether that changes (and maybe even to enforcing felony violations of state law, which seems to be the DA's job).

Someone may well know which, but I don't. Both are a far cry from Weiss' open hatred of us, or at least his predatory interest in furthering his career by stepping over our figurative bodies.

Hmm, a thought. Trutanich may well be under enormous pressure on gun-issues after this sort of election, if as I suspect what the press will remember about him is more or less what is in Weiss' ads. Judging by how other offices work, any possibly pro-gun action (or inaction) will get much more scrutiny than they would from a candidate who hasn't been so thoroughly attacked for being an NRA lapdog.

I don't know enough about him to guess if that kind of thing will bend him a bit or not. I seem to recall that in a similar situation to what I just hypothesized Arnie sold us out on a gun bill simply to show he wasn't beholding to the NRA. OTOH it's not too hard to be less of a sellout than Arnie, and it's also possible that the CA position is simply not important enough to get that kind of scrutiny. I won't claim to understand LA city politics--when I look at them too much I realize it's too awful for mere mortals to understand and quit.

But since Weiss was about as anti as he could be, I think we're winners whatever precisely happens on Trutanich's watch and just how much the press hounds him for anything gun-related. Just not hating us and tossing daggers our way whenever no one is looking will be a great start. :)

7x57

69Mach1
05-20-2009, 1:08 AM
Whoo Hooo! Congratulations to Carmen Trutanich.

MKE
05-20-2009, 1:10 AM
Here's a good article on Trutanich's background on gun-issues. I'd have copied and pasted but the article is two pages.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-guns3-2009may03,0,5485342.story

CALI-gula
05-20-2009, 1:16 AM
My 4 (FOUR) Trutanich yard signs will be staying up through the remainder of the week!!! :thumbsup:

Take THAT Weiss!!!!

:jump::party:

.

N6ATF
05-20-2009, 1:22 AM
Muwahaha, another traitor bites the dust.

7x57
05-20-2009, 1:26 AM
Here's a good article on Trutanich's background on gun-issues. I'd have copied and pasted but the article is two pages.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-guns3-2009may03,0,5485342.story

Hmm. If his actions say he doesn't like harassing a guy who did nothing wrong except fail to register his carbine, then I don't mind too much what he says about supporting the CA law. He has nothing to do with whether it remains law or not.

Not about Trutanich, but these caught my eye:



By threatening lawsuits when governments are considering adopting gun laws, Leftwich said Michel and the NRA have had a "chilling effect."



Mmm, "chilling effect." An icy cold glass of Chilling Effect is the best thing on hot summer afternoons. This is less tasty:



UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, who teaches a course on the right to bear arms, characterized the package of four Weiss ordinances as "good policies," but predicted they would not "have a huge effect on gun crime."

"Local gun control," Winkler said, "is primarily a symbolic way for elected officials to show that they're doing something -- anything -- to stop crime."



They're ineffective, but still "good policy?" Ah, right, I forgot--they increase government control, which is always good policy. I forgot The Agenda for a minute there.

7x57

Sobriquet
05-20-2009, 1:26 AM
It will be the CD Michel firm; Nuch will have to completely separate (avoid conflicts etc.)

Chuck & crew will continue to be NRA's CA legal presence as well as continue their other practices (regulatory/environmental).

Does this mean the firm will cease its criminal defense practice? I'm wondering if a bunch of Calgunners are going to need to find another firm to keep in their speed dial for self-defense incidents.

DedEye
05-20-2009, 2:12 AM
Does this mean the firm will cease its criminal defense practice? I'm wondering if a bunch of Calgunners are going to need to find another firm to keep in their speed dial for self-defense incidents.

Davis & Associates perhaps?

laguns
05-20-2009, 7:41 AM
Well, well, well... the city might be waking up folks

DDT
05-20-2009, 7:44 AM
I hope so, but i didnt like the way Trutanich tried to separate himself from the NRA, hopefully it was just politics.

Separating oneself from the NRA does not mean separating oneself from the second amendment. Also, when ones words become public record it is very important to watch exactly what you say. He never said he didn't support the second or the NRA. HE said he had never represented the NRA nor is he a member.

RomanDad
05-20-2009, 7:48 AM
Good News!

MonsterMan
05-20-2009, 7:55 AM
Is this just for the press or is this part true?

"Trutanich frequently states that he is not "a gun guy" and that he disagrees with positions articulated by his partner. Among them: Trutanich supports the 1989 California assault weapons ban while Michel represented a group of gun collectors and a gun manufacturer who unsuccessfully challenged the law, arguing that it ensnared unwitting owners by creating confusion over which weapons were illegal."

wash
05-20-2009, 8:10 AM
It will be the CD Michel firm; Nuch will have to completely separate (avoid conflicts etc.)

Chuck & crew will continue to be NRA's CA legal presence as well as continue their other practices (regulatory/environmental).
This is interesting, is Nuch going to quit the firm?

Will he have to stop defending the thugs from USC?

They mentioned that in some cases they would have to recuse themselves because of a conflict of interest, I thought that meant that they were keeping their existing clients.

I'm starting to like this more already.

1BigPea
05-20-2009, 8:23 AM
This is great news for LA! :thumbsup:

Liberty1
05-20-2009, 8:25 AM
Is this just for the press or is this part true?

"Trutanich frequently states that he is not "a gun guy" and that he disagrees with positions articulated by his partner. Among them: Trutanich supports the 1989 California assault weapons ban while Michel represented a group of gun collectors and a gun manufacturer who unsuccessfully challenged the law, arguing that it ensnared unwitting owners by creating confusion over which weapons were illegal."

Well who knows what he really thinks? I'd say he likely said what was needed to counter his opponents adds. That said he is NOW a politician, the NRA did roto-calls urging members to vote TRU and CGN has thousands of viewers in So Cal so lets hope he remembers his constituency. However he has us in the bag like so many RINOs in a city that is far left generally. There was a very small turnout and he may need to be cautious politically (like he was in the campaign) to keep the job in a more general election. I'm sure he has aspirations beyond LA and won't jeopordize that just to always do what we would want.

PatriotnMore
05-20-2009, 8:38 AM
Congratulations LA and Mr. Trutanich, and thank you voting Calgunners, you have earned a major victory. I am looking forward to hearing about the good things Mr. Trutanich will be doing in LA, and the advancement of 2A rights.

foxtrotuniformlima
05-20-2009, 8:38 AM
I'm glad that Weiss was defeated but the winner is hardly a 2A advocate.

from the LA times article quoted above:

Trutanich's "position is contrary to all of Chuck Michel's positions," said Trutanich's campaign consultant, John Shallman said.

We shall see what he does as actions speak louder than words.

PatriotnMore
05-20-2009, 8:44 AM
Trutanich's "position is contrary to all of Chuck Michel's positions," said Trutanich's campaign consultant, John Shallman said.

Lets hope this is/was as has been suggested, and he is being careful as he climbs the political latter. Many eyes are on him, especially how he wields his 2A power. Lets hope we have not placed trust in another wolf.

We shall see what he does as actions speak louder than words. True, very true.

AEC1
05-20-2009, 8:49 AM
Man, LA now has a chance...

bwiese
05-20-2009, 8:54 AM
I hope so, but i didnt like the way Trutanich tried to separate himself from the NRA, hopefully it was just politics.

Yup.

Also remember Nuch is not really a 'gun guy'. He's just an honest lawyer sick of the crap in the LA City Attorney's office.

We don't even need "gun guy" in the slot, just someone that's not gonna use us for circus games in the press, and someone who realizes that when our side make some sort of legal assertion, it's real and needs to be taken seriously.

Remember, we're right and any issues we have with law(s) are substantive; an honest lawyer will be able to see problems with various CA laws and work accordingly - unlike the rabidly antigun-insane Weiss. We don't really have to care if he likes black rifles or not, etc.

laguns
05-20-2009, 9:15 AM
I agree Bill, we just need someone that is neutral and we'll do fine.

rkt88edmo
05-20-2009, 9:44 AM
Congrats to Nuch. He may not be the second coming, but he for sure is far better than Weiss.

Whiskey84
05-20-2009, 9:48 AM
Congrats to you guys down south! Here's hoping we (Alameda County) get someone good next...

ianS
05-20-2009, 9:54 AM
Very very good points Bill.

Trutanich knows he won despite the fact Weiss tried to paint him as a rabid supporter of the NRA in all his ads. It was one of two main attacks Weiss made against Trutanich. Environmental issues and Guns. So I have a feeling Trutanich knows he got a lot support from law abiding gun owners in this city.

My vote counted for a local candidate I can actually feel good about and actually won! He's our new DA. I feel good.

bluestaterebel
05-20-2009, 10:07 AM
Separating oneself from the NRA does not mean separating oneself from the second amendment. Also, when ones words become public record it is very important to watch exactly what you say. He never said he didn't support the second or the NRA. HE said he had never represented the NRA nor is he a member.

You sound like a politician. I agree with you though

7x57
05-20-2009, 10:13 AM
Also remember Nuch is not really a 'gun guy'. He's just an honest lawyer sick of the crap in the LA City Attorney's office.


Gee, that's much better than how I said it.

Just following the law and not wanting to crucify people on inadvertent technical violations would be more than enough to justify the effort put into supporting him.

My only worry is what I said earlier, sometimes you're under a microscope on an issue you were painted "soft" on and have very little wiggle room. This could hurt us, for example, in another case of a good person who forgot to register his carbine. It's a violation of the law, but an inadvertent and technical one. Even if Trutanich thinks it's silly to charge the gun owner instead of, perhaps, just confiscating the illegal weapon, he might have to because it *is* the law and the press will claim that being decent just proves everything Weiss said.

I guess mostly I'd hate for people to be disappointed because they expected the CA to be somewhat more pro- than Wayne LaPierre. :eek: But that's miles ahead of trying to get people who didn't even violate the law and slinging mud everywhere in public, so

:Ivan:

7x57

Roadrunner
05-20-2009, 10:16 AM
Who knows, maybe Weiss' fingerpointing and accusing Trutanich of being a card carrying NRA member helped Trutanich win. One can always hope.

7x57
05-20-2009, 10:24 AM
Who knows, maybe Weiss' fingerpointing and accusing Trutanich of being a card carrying NRA member helped Trutanich win. One can always hope.

Given the turnout, maybe, but given the margin, maybe not. But either way Trutanich will have to run for re-election in a race with a much bigger turnout where we'll be even more swamped by everyone else. Very likely we don't want him associated with us at all. Re-electable silent support or just indifference may be better long-term than a supporter who loses the next time the LA electorate is out in more numbers.

I don't mean to be a wet blanket, I just want people to not be disillusioned and then not appreciate what we get or support Trutanich again (assuming we continue to have reason to) when the time comes. The perfect is the enemy of the good and all that.

7x57

Maltese Falcon
05-20-2009, 10:24 AM
...what I haven't seen mentioned is that our esteemed mayor, Antonia V. used all his muscle to push Wiess as the preferred candidate, hopefully this poor showing will beat back any aspirations for the Governors office.... Now we have to knock Newsome off his high horse.

Roadrunner
05-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Given the turnout, maybe, but given the margin, maybe not. But either way Trutanich will have to run for re-election in a race with a much bigger turnout where we'll be even more swamped by everyone else. Very likely we don't want him associated with us at all. Re-electable silent support or just indifference may be better long-term than a supporter who loses the next time the LA electorate is out in more numbers.

I don't mean to be a wet blanket, I just want people to not be disillusioned and then not appreciate what we get or support Trutanich again (assuming we continue to have reason to) when the time comes. The perfect is the enemy of the good and all that.

7x57

Actually, by the next election, Trutanich will have a track record that will ensure his re-election or sink him. It's up to him now.

SteveH
05-20-2009, 10:48 AM
I know he's Pro 2A, but what exactly does this mean?

+1

Does this mean the LA city attornies office will start rejecting gun law violation prosecutions? What real effect does a new city attorny have?

lioneaglegriffin
05-20-2009, 11:15 AM
+1

Does this mean the LA city attornies office will start rejecting gun law violation prosecutions? What real effect does a new city attorny have?

he could advise the LACC that the anti- laws they are making don't pass the smell test of Nordyke/Heller and tell them to save the time and the city's money and leave the proposed law alone. (of course they could just ignore him, and when his prediction comes true they look incompetent and he looks like the guy trying to protect the city from laws that are losers in a court case.)

DDT
05-20-2009, 11:53 AM
He might only prosecute actual violations and not vigorously defend abuses by police entities like the LAPD gun squad.

wash
05-20-2009, 12:03 PM
I wonder if he might gain access to the gun squad records and help in that fight?

brassburnz
05-20-2009, 8:45 PM
I got an invite to the victory party, but things are just too darn busy for me to be running around Universal City on a Tuesday night. Still, it was cool thing for him to do. I wonder if there were any Calgunners there?


<<<Dear friends,

I want to thank all of my supporters for the encouragement and effort you have shown throughout my campaign.

I am holding a victory party on election night to thank everyone and celebrate our successful campaign. The victory party is to be held on Tuesday, May 19th beginning at 7:00 PM, located at the Universal Hilton Ballroom, 555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City.

Please come celebrate with me, dance to live music and watch the election results as they arrive. Bring your friends and family as everyone is welcome!

Please RSVP to my campaign office by phone (818) 308-7400 or email linda@tru09.com.

Yours Tru-ly,
Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich>>>

CCWFacts
05-20-2009, 9:09 PM
Who knows, maybe Weiss' fingerpointing and accusing Trutanich of being a card carrying NRA member helped Trutanich win. One can always hope.

I'm sure it helped. There are thousands of NRA members (and also lapsed members) in LA and the NRA was robocalling them all. I got robocalls from them because I have a 310 phone number even though I'm not in the city of LA. I'm sure that the NRA's silent endorsement helped.

I wish the NRA would have sent out robocalls also against Koretz. He won by a tiny margin, and the NRA could have probably flipped it to his opponent.

radioburning
05-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Seems like gun rights have been on a roll lately! :thumbsup:

God Bless The Mauser
05-21-2009, 12:50 AM
Seems like gun rights have been on a roll lately! :thumbsup:

FINALLY!:)

vrand
05-21-2009, 12:55 AM
Seems like gun rights have been on a roll lately! :thumbsup:

"The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay

Nessal
05-21-2009, 1:22 AM
MY HOPE FOR THIS COUNTRY IS BEING RESTORED!

CalNRA
05-21-2009, 3:13 AM
I'm not too worried that he is not mentioning NRA in his campaign. One doesn't win office in LA city charging in with an NRA banner. I don't give a rat's behind about whether he pays lip service to NRA or not.

It's what he DOES that I'm interested in.

Nodda Duma
05-21-2009, 8:50 AM
Hey congratulations to all who helped him win, and most of all congratulations to Mr. Trutanich!

-Jason