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Not too soon after McCain was berated for avoiding Los Angeles on the campaign trail, an announcement comes this morning that he's opening a campaign headquarters in Torrance at 23211 Hawthorne Blvd.

Also today, the campaign announced its California Small Business Leaders for McCain coalition members, that is small business owners who endorsed John McCain's economic plan (list below).

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Some interesting LA figures: three landscaping/florist shops, a furniture store, a liquor store and a few other businesses. It seems LA and Orange County have the smallest contingent of the major counties listed. Does LA small business not care about John McCain like John McCain supposedly doesn’t care about LA?

In a phone call to Garbis Sarkissian, a self-described Republican and the owner of Los Feliz Liquor, he said he supports McCain because McCain supports small businesses.

Los Angeles
Jerry Polanco, Furniture Store
John Quintanilla, Golden Rose Florist
Luis Alvarado, Estrella Insurance Services
Steve Armstrong, Armstrong Landscaping
Gary Steward, SBR Inc.
Garbis Sarkissian, Los Felis (sic) Liquor Store
Tony Salis, IQ Personal
Cesar Garcia, InkSpot Printing
David Pimentel, DIP Enterprises Inc

Orange County
Kimberly Wakefield, Moxy Solutions
Justin Divis, The Alley
Eric Beach, Frontline Strategies
Jack Hu, Hu Organization
Mary and Ron Young, Quiet Village Mobile Home Park
Steve Nevarez, Eagle Real Estate
Kermit Marsh, Law Offices Kermit D Marsh
James Larkin, Larkin Real Estate

San Diego
Michael Brewer, BFB Group
Bob Gaglione, Gaglione Law Group
Jim Gibson, Nova Voice
John Heubusch, Brahma Holdings
Karen Holland, Cabrillo General Insurance
Tracy Morgan Hollingworth, Morgan Hollingworth Public Affairs
Jeff Howard, Winning Sales Habits
Jack Hu, Hu Organization LLC
Ron Kinder, Home Care Assistance
Ricardo Lavite, All Star General
Mike Lombardi, Lombardi Contracting
Colin McClellan Breeze, Breeze Ventures
Lesha Montoya, Shut Up N Dance
Herb Morgan, Efficient Market Advisors LLC
Jamie Ogle, Lloyd Pest Control
David Pimentel, DIP Enterprise, Inc.
Mike Rundlett, Mike Rundlett Financial Services
Randy Simbro, Altria Systems
Matthew Venegas, Event People
John Yi, KES Inc.
Bonnie Zimmerman, Express Employment Professionals

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Senator Jeff Denham
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
Dr. Christian Serdahl, Eye Site Sacramento
Dr. Richard Jones, Eye Site Sacramento
Doug Kelly, Kelly & Associates
Julian Canete, Canete Communication
Manuel Cosme, PES Accounting
Paul Galindo, Galindo Realtors
Adrian Perez, Latino Journal
George Bradshaw, Bradshaw Registered Process Server
Joan Chan, ISBG Inc.
Bhajan Bhinder
David Sander, Sander & Associates
Barbara Arnold, Barbara J. Arnold, MD
Raymond Haring, Health Span Communications
Gay Caroll, Gay L. Caroll, Esq.
Scott Gordon, Alcon Labs
Tom Scott, CA against Lawsuit abuse
Marco Mlikotin, Rivercity Communications
Steve Kinney

LAist contributor Jeremy Oberstein contributed to this report.