CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 |
Bill Clinton will appear with mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles-area on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the plan. Additional details about the event, which is expected to include other Greuel supporters, were not available Friday. Clinton backed Greuel's bid in March, in what was viewed as among the most significant endorsements in the campaign. In addition to being beloved by Democrats, Clinton has long-standing ties with African American voters and is appealing to some moderate Republicans - two critical voting blocs in the May 21 runoff against City Councilman Eric Garcetti.
April 8, 2013 |
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as evidence of their fitness for the city's top job. But does anybody other than the candidates really care? Are there large numbers of voters who will vote for Greuel because Houston Mayor Annise Parker endorsed her or for Garcetti because former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez spoke up for him?
April 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Democratic strategist James Carville has thrown his weight behind a new "super PAC" that is promoting a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential run in 2016. The Ready for Hillary PAC has no formal connection to the former first lady and secretary of State, who hasn't ruled out another presidential try but has yet to announce a plan to run. But Carville's involvement takes the group's fledgling efforts up at least a notch by adding what appears to be a semiofficial imprimatur by a well-known Clinton ally.
April 2, 2013 |
- Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to the public stage Tuesday night for the opening scene in what many expect to be a carefully plotted performance concluding with another presidential try. The high-profile venue: the Kennedy Center in the nation's capital. Several dozen mostly student-age supporters of a Clinton presidential run rallied outside, brandishing blue-and-white "I'm Ready for Hillary" placards. But the event inside was strictly nonpartisan: an awards gala for an international women's rights organization that Clinton had helped create.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 |
President Bill Clinton has endorsed Wendy Greuel for mayor, saying in a letter that her time as city controller proves she can handle Los Angeles' problems. “In her many years of public service in Los Angeles … Wendy has personified good, honest and effective government, improving the lives of countless Angelenos while saving millions of their tax dollars,” Clinton wrote in a letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times . “And she's not done yet. Los Angeles is a great city with equally great challenges, so it's vital that Angelenos elect a proven, creative problem solver to lead them.
March 25, 2013 |
Former President Bill Clinton on Monday endorsed Wendy Greuel for Los Angeles mayor, saying the city controller's proven track record makes her the right candidate to confront the city's problems. “In her many years of public service in Los Angeles … Wendy has personified good, honest and effective government, improving the lives of countless Angelenos while saving millions of their tax dollars,” Clinton wrote in a letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times. “And she's not done yet. Los Angeles is a great city with equally great challenges, so it's vital that Angelenos elect a proven, creative problem solver to lead them.