Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Candidates Feuer and Trutanich Agree to Debates
By a MetNews Staff Writer
It appears that a series of debates between Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and state Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D- Los Angeles—who is opposing the incumbent in next spring’s election—is in the offing after statements by the dueling camps yesterday.
Feuer yesterday morning challenged the city attorney to 10 debates. Trutanich consultant Rick Taylor’s response appeared yesterday afternoon on the LA Weekly website, with Taylor telling the newspaper “We’re not gonna do 10....We’re going to do 100.”
Feuer responded with the following statement:
“I am glad Mr. Trutanich has accepted my challenge to a series of spirited debates this primary election. I will debate Mr. Trutanich anytime, anywhere, and as many times as possible. Hopefully he will confirm with the potential hosts who have already expressed interest in hosting a debate between us, including KPCC’s Larry Mantle, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), and NBC Channel 4’s Conan Nolan.”
Feuer’s spokesperson, Dave Jacobson added:
“Clearly Mr. Trutanich is eager to explain himself to the 76% of Los Angeles residents, and specifically the 62% of residents in his home community of San Pedro, who rejected him a few months ago when he ran for DA.”
There was no word as to whether the other candidates, West Los Angeles attorney Greg Smith and Senior Assistant City Eduardo Angeles, would be invited, or would attempt, to join in.
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