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Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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Former Gov. Pete Wilson to Back Alan Jackson for D.A.


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Alan Jackson for District Attorney campaign is set to announce that it has received the support of former Gov. Pete Wilson today.

Campaign advisor John Thomas said yesterday that “an announcement is coming,” and Jackson “would be humbled and proud to earn the governor’s support.”

The endorsement “is a significant boost in momentum,” Thomas opined, and helps separate Jackson “from the rest of the field” as the “clear leader.”

He further posited that “the fact that a political heavyweight wants to weigh in is significant,”  as is Wilson’s choice of Jackson—the only declared Republican candidate in the seven-way race to succeed District Attorney Steve Cooley.

Thomas said the fact that the ex-governor has chosen to back Jackson instead of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich—a former Republican who is now registered decline-to-state and is raising money but has not yet formally announced that he will run—is “not the kind of news that Carmen Trutanich wanted to wake up to hear.”

The consultant suggested “the fact that the governor chose Alan Jackson over Trutanich is a significant blow” to Trutanich’s candidacy.


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