I had a good chuckle reading through the campaign hires for the local mayoral campaigns compiled by Schleifer at the Chron. I won’t bother listing them, but there are some interesting hires to say the least. Go to the link and read them yourself.
As we mentioned in our podcast, there will be plenty of money for this race, since it seems more and more like it’ll be a race for 15 or so percent to make the run-off. (I don’t even want to think about the amount spent per vote right now.) Of course, there’s one prospect that hasn’t made it to the list and he would have his own set of well-paid pros running things if he runs.
And speaking of Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Schleifer also pointed to a Garcia tweet earlier this week that speaks to a major political reality.
“@CesarRBShow: Cesar si esto sera una posibilidad, la comunidad tendra que votar en numeros historicos. Jovenes y adultos tendran que votar.
— Adrian Garcia (@SheriffGarcia) January 26, 2015
Basically, Sheriff states that if a candidacy for Mayor is even a possibility, the community (Latinos) would need to vote in historic numbers–young and regular adults.
Boy, he ain’t lyin’.
I can’t wait to see the Latino message from those who’ve announced already.
Would you say this inconvenient truth makes a Garcia bid more likely or less?
If a candidacy, like most, is driven by ego and not realities, I still see him running.