City Controller Laura Chick and Councilman Bernard Parks will appear in a new run of cable TV ads for Antonio Villaraigosa to begin right away, his campaign announced. In her thirty-second spot, Chick plays on her reputation for exposing questionable practices at City Hall (and pretty much forsakes any image for independence...):
As your Controller, Iíve been working to stop the connection between contracts and campaign contributions at City Hall.
Corruption undermines confidence in government and costs taxpayers millions of dollars.
Itís unacceptable, and itís time for a change. Thatís why Iím supporting Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor.
I know Antonio, and I trust him. As mayor, heíll work with me to crack down on waste and corruption and make government work for people again.