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Hahn Spurned By Chick

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City Controller Laura Chick has retracted her endorsement of Mayor Hahn. She says she has "lost confidence in his ability to lead the city." This answers the question posed by Kevin Roderick in April:

"[W]hen will Chick officially renege on her endorsement of Hahn -- now or later?"

Chick led recent efforts to investigate accusations of "pay-to-play" government in the Hahn administration. She was a member of the City Council before she became Controller. BoiFromTroy, back from his stint at Wonkette, comments here.

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I expect Hahn's challenger in the runoff (should he make it that far) to feature this story in a hard-hitting ad. When the city's official auditor and accountant drops her support for an administration she's investigating, it's a pretty damning statement. Given this, it's clear why Hahn has begun to attack Chick's credibility and fundraising practices (as reported by the LAT).