Councilman Joe Buscaino drops out of LA mayor’s race, endorses developer Rick Caruso

5/12/2022 10:42:00 PM

Councilman Joe Buscaino drops out of LA mayor’s race, endorses developer Rick Caruso

Councilman Joe Buscaino drops out of LA mayor’s race, endorses developer Rick Caruso

Buscaino’s campaign had been struggling, recently polling in single-digits. Buscaino and Caruso have similar stances on public safety.

May 12, 2022 at 12:41 p.Garcetti told the panel that he never witnessed the misconduct alleged by the police officer.Updated: May.LOUISVILLE, Ky.

m.| UPDATED: May 12, 2022 at 12:45 p.Email correspondence reviewed by The Times through public records show that Grassley’s investigators reached out in recent weeks to several top staffers in Garcetti’s office, including advisor Ana Guerrero, seeking to interview them for their report.m.| Published: May.Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, who has been running a struggling campaign to become mayor, announced Thursday that he has dropped out of the race and is endorsing for mayor his former opponent, billionaire developer Rick Caruso.Eleven other individuals working for or close to the mayor refused to meet with investigators, the report said.Buscaino had been among Caruso’s harshest critics on the campaign trail, but had a platform that was often the closest in line with Caruso’s views.He drew the #20 post at 80-1 odds and won in a massive upset.

On Thursday, he said he now plans to work with Caruso to “make Los Angeles cleaner and safer for all.However, one of the new allegations is from a witness who described an incident in which Jacobs allegedly massaged and rubbed his groin against another person at the 2015 U.Vivian Soliman exits the booth after casting her vote accompanied by her three kids at the Horace Mann Elementary School polling precinct in Bayonne on election day, Tuesday, May 10, 2022.” “Rick and I agree on the playbook to solve the city’s pressing issues,” Buscaino said.“Today’s decision did not come easy, but the future of Los Angeles is my priority.-China Climate Summit in Los Angeles.“ Developer and mayoral candidate Rick Caruso (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) While Buscaino has been in the race longer than Caruso, and raised a significant amount of money for his campaign, he polled poorly among voters.In a recent poll, only 1% of voters surveyed said they would elect Buscaino as mayor, putting him behind front-runners Rep.Former Obama administration official Jeremy Bernard gave deposition testimony in which he said he heard Garcetti make such a remark..

Karen Bass, Caruso, Councilman Kevin De Leon and City Attorney Mike Feuer — even community activist Gina Viola, who has significantly less name recognition than the councilman.Political watchers in the district weren’t too surprised by Buscaino’s decision to bow out.Grassley’s report follows a report ordered by the city attorney’s office to help in its defense of the Garza case that concluded Garza was not sexually harassed by Jacobs and that Garcetti did nothing wrong.“Literally, as soon as I heard Caruso was entering the race, I thought that’s the end of Joe,” said Doug Epperhart, president of the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council.“The chit-chat around the table has been that if he’s smart he’ll drop out, endorse Caruso and wait for an appointment to something lucrative like the Board of Public Works,” Epperhart said, or the city’s Police Commission.Grassley’s investigators wrote that “new evidence against Mr.Running for mayor of L.

A.Garcetti gave ‘unintentionally blended numbers’ on sex allegations involving advisor, rep says Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office said he gave “unintentionally blended numbers” when he told reporters that 40 people “under oath” have provided no “corroboration” of harassment allegations made against his former aide., Epperhart said, “is one of those things for politicians that looks like a great idea — until it isn’t.” Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino (File photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Buscaino and Caruso have similar stances on public safety.The report concluded that “it is more probable than not that Mr.Buscaino, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, has been a strong supporter of the police department and pushed back against calls for reducing its funding.Caruso, meanwhile, has earned the support of the powerful the Los Angeles Police Protective League, representing LAPD’s rank-and-file officers.Based on witness testimony, this behavior was pervasive, widespread, and notorious.

The union has created a political action committee aimed at opposing candidate Karen Bass.The union’s committee recently disclosed to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission that it spent nearly $2 million to air television and digital ads attacking Bass.The report notes the probe by Grassley’s team “is not a criminal or civil investigation, but an investigation meant to assist in the Senate’s constitutionally mandated advice and consent process.Buscaino has pushed for quicker and more sweeping steps to remove homeless encampments throughout Los Angeles, and had tried unsuccessfully to put a measure on the ballot that aimed to do that.Caruso praised Buscaino on Thursday in a statement, saying that he has “tremendous respect for Joe and his deep commitment to the people of Los Angeles..” “I’m honored to have his endorsement and look forward to his counsel on issues like homelessness and criminal justice.

Los Angeles is suffering and working with Joe, I know we can clean up LA,” he said.Former Chief Deputy City Attorney Tim McOsker said: “I can appreciate this is a very tough decision for someone who’s dedicated so much of his life to the city.I respect his decision and wish him well.” McOsker is running for termed-out Buscaino’s council-district seat; the councilman’s term ends in December.Before Buscaino dropped out, there were a dozen candidates in the race, including Bass, who has raised the most money so far and has often polled at the top.

However, Caruso’s campaign coffers has dwarfed most other candidates because he has put more than $25 million of his own money into his campaign, allowing him to raise his profile among Angeleno voters in a short amount of time.Left to right: Realtor Mel Wilson, left, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, U.S.Representative, CA District 37 Karen Bass, Los Angeles City Councilman, District 14 Kevin de Leon and Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, right, during a mayoral debate for mayor of Los Angeles in the 2022 election in the Conrad Hilton Center for Business on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Related Articles.

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