Councilman Fires Consultant Ahead Of Political Hatchet Job

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Councilman Jose Huizar’s campaign has canceled a news conference scheduled for Monday that had been intended to criticize Los Angeles City Council candidate Rudy Martinez of Eagle Rock for possessing an LAPD badge of a slain officer.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports the cancellation comes a day after Huizar’s spokesman, who had publicized the event, was reportedly fired for sending supporters an e-mail saying the campaign planned to “put a political bullet’ in Martinez’s forehead before the March 8 city election.

Spokesman Michael Trujillo argues the e-mail was only intended to be a pep talk sent to a small group, but that ultimately it was inappropriate.

Trujillo claimed Martinez would be “a dead rat” after this news conference just hours before Martinez lost his own job.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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  1. Brad Norwood says:

    i KNOW IT.

    YOU KNOW IT.

    THEY ARE ALL A BUNCH OF SLEEZEBALLS WITH THEIR HANDS IN YOUR WALLET.

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