Politics

Huizar aide leaves campaign over 'political bullet' email

Michael Trujillo, one of the campaign consultants who's been slinging dirt from the Jose Huizar half of the bilaterally muddy 14th council district campaign, sent email to other Huizar operatives bragging how the campaign's latest dirt would "put a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez's forehead." Bad imagery, post-Tucson. Trujillo today either resigned (The City Maven) or was fired (Ron Kaye, ABC 7, LAT) Best thing about the email, which Kaye posted, is it reveals how the Huizar side of the CD 14 sleaze apparatus works. Trujillo sent it to campaign staffers, Huizar's media deputy and other insiders — 28 in all — calling on them to help sling mud at Martinez, the former friend who is running against Huizar. Not a single district issue is mentioned.

We are going to unleash the dogs of satan on Rudy and he is going to wish he never heard the words "team huizar."

I treated him like i was a cat playing with a trapped mouse, weli now he is going to be the dead rat he really is.

Between now and next 36 hours - please check this e-mail thread regularly (yes even during the superbowl) We are about to put a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez's forehead and make him pee in his pants too.

Once the LA Times breaks the story they are working on (even if they water it down, it won't matter) I am going to need everyone to be prepared for a press conference Monday morning in front of the new LAPD HQ - next to the memorial wall off of 1st street.

Also once the Times story breaks - I am going to e-rnail you guys a confidential internal LAPD report on Rudy Martinez that I want you to send everywhere. I will NOT be using our official campaign list just yet (prefer to wait til tuesday) but over the weekend I want friends and enemies to have this information.....

Once you have it - get it to everyone - hell even email Rudy himself and send him the report - (just not this email telling you to send it to Rudy, hehe)

Trujillo goes on to call Martinez "a disgusting human being that needs to be sent back from the vile bag of tripe he emanated from..." (Sic throughout.) The Times story he cites came out Saturday and looked into old charges that Martinez was caught with the badge of a deceased LAPD officer. Trujillo signed his email "Chief Parker," a pseudonym he used when posting anonymous barbs at the Mayor Sam political blog several years ago. More recently Trujillo has worked for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Janice Hahn's campaign for lieutenant governor and Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for president, among others.

Noted: Kaye's political action committee has "strongly endorsed" Martinez in the race.


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