Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Yep! Aunt Janice Is Running. . .

The following information is posted on the Torrance Democratic Club's website, informing any interested participants about the Torrance Democrats special guest for January 15:

Featured Event  
15Thu Jan 15, 2015

SPECIAL NIGHT: Rep. Janice Hahn on “2015 & beyond”

Arjay Plaza
23211 Hawthorne Blvd.  3rd floor, (at Lomita Blvd.), Torrance, CA 90505

SPECIAL NIGHT: THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 7pm, with our Featured Speaker Rep. Janice Hahn on “2015 & beyond” sharing her experience in Congress, thoughts about the South Bay area & insights on winning in the upcoming local elections, and addressing issues going forward for Democrats, this new year and the next. Let’s start the year off with our 2011 Special Election champion!

Janice Hahn has a checkered record as a Councilwoman for the 15th District of Los Angeles. He employed a Republican, Gordon Teuber, in her office. On key issues, she refused to give a definitive answer, such a redeveloping the neglected property along Western Ave, adjacent to Rancho Palos Verdes.

But. . .

She has a strong name, and name ID, in her district, and after serving in Congress for the past four years, she can ride her machine ground game to gain the LA County Supervisor District #4 seat.

Below, the Torrance Democratic Club Facebook page posted a map of the LA County Board of Supervisors, District Four Seat, along with the final results polling Congresswoman Hahn against potential contenders for the seat:

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

4th District
January 4, 2015
Updated Post

Survey results in Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 4

The Torrance Democratic Club also printed the following graph, outlining that Hahn would hit the ground running in a run for the seat.

The page comments:

Just FYI, there is a survey from November that shows Rep. Janice Hahn as the CLEAR FRONTRUNNER among potential contenders to fill the seat of retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe in the 4th District. 

 Hahn leads the field for the June 2016 primary election for County Supervisor, regardless of who runs and receives a greater share of the vote (36%) than her three opponents combined in a hypothetical four-way race for supervisor.  The results of the Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates survey clearly show that Janice Hahn is well-known and well-liked in the 4th Los Angeles County supervisorial district and show that Hahn is in a strong position to win the seat in 2016 against any potential contender.

The above poll does not necessarily inform us that Hahn is "well-known" and well-liked". A grand total of 64% of voters would vote for someone else, or have no idea who to vote for. Two other names interested in the position, former mayor Mike Gin of Redondo Beach, and former mayor Frank Scotto of Torrance are not on this list. How would they have fared in a head-to-head match up with Congresswoman Hahn?

Is "Aunt Janice" the inevitable nominee for LA County Board of Supervisor, the same way that Hillary Clinton is destined to be the Democratic nominee for President? Hahn has a better chance of building momentum, since she has spent less time in the lime-light, and has fewer mistakes on her record. Her open displays of solidarity with  Organized Labor in the Harbor region will help her bid, too.

Is all lost for the Republicans in Southwest Los Angeles County? As they say in military combat: Know yourself, know your enemy, and you will win every battle. With all the underground momentum pointing toward Hahn's coronation, perhaps grassroots Republicans (and freedom-minded Democrats) should act now looking for someone else who wants to run, and has more to offer than a political dynasty of questionable merit.

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