Bob Hertzberg, Eric Garcetti and Bernard Parks all came out Tuesday as supporters of former Speaker Herb Wesson's candidacy for the city council. He wants the 10th district seat soon to be vacated by Martin Ludlow, but even if Wesson wins he may not stay there long - he wouldn't rule out running to replace his boss, County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, in 2008. Wesson used to work for the former 10th district councilman, Nate Holden, but he just moved into the district himself in order to run. Meanwhile, a rival for the seat, Denise Fairchild, hired Villaraigosa adviser Parke Skelton to run her campaign.
Also: The Daily News editorialized in favor of the Mayor-elect's first hires: "Villaraigosa has more administration and commission spots to fill. But if this first bunch is any indication, L.A. will end up with a political dream team."