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Jack Weiss is 'Seriously Wounded' in City Attorney Race

Challenger Carmen Trutanich
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On City Attorney Candidate Jack Weiss's unexpected low numbers at Tuesday's election: "It's a blow -- there's no way around that. He had the most money, the most mailers and definitely the most TV time," said Jaime A. Regalado, executive director of the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs to the LA Times. "For someone with this kind of name recognition, the backing of the mayor and police chief, to not break 40% means he's seriously wounded." Weiss will face off with Carmen Trutanich in the May 19th election. Tutanich has the backing of boys at the county--Sheriff Lee Baca and District Attorney Steve Cooley. The runoff race is expected to get nasty so watch out, this is going to be a wild ride. On one side, you've got Weiss, the so-called no-show city councilman from the 5th district--he skipped out on 1500 votes, Trutanich said. But Weiss fought back to the San Pedran Deputy DA basically referring him as a gun loving, anti-environmentalist even though he worked in the environmental crimes unit. Let the games begin...

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