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Endorsement Season: Cisneros Favors Greuel for Congress

Lots of jockeying for position in the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.

Wendy Greuel won the endorsement from former Housing and Urband Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Patch file photo.
Wendy Greuel won the endorsement from former Housing and Urband Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Patch file photo.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros endorsed former Los Angeles City Councilwoman and Controller Wendy Greuel today in her race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Beverly Hills, who is retiring.

“Wendy Greuel gets the job done,'' said Cisneros, HUD secretary under President Bill Clinton and former mayor of San Antonio. “She proved that both
in Washington, D.C., and in leading HUD's Southern California region (during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake) when I was secretary during the Clinton administration.”

Greuel also has been endorsed by film director-activist Rob Reiner, former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Emily's List, which recruits and helps raise money for female Democratic candidates nationwide who support abortion rights.

Also running to replace Waxman are state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who is likely to be endorsed by the California Democratic Party, and Republican Elan S. Carr, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney.

Democrat Barbara Mulvaney, an ex-State Department staffer in Iraq and a former attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, is a first-time candidate.

Independents in the 33rd Congressional District race include author Marianne Williamson and producer Brent Roske of the web series “Chasing the
Hill.''

--City News Service

Nick Antonicello February 13, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Wendy Greuel will lose and lose badly not because Ted Lieu is a better candidate or even espouses better ideas since neither of these people have an original thought to propose to voters. She will lose because endorsements from people who cannot vote in this primary don't matter. Will the former council member even be able to vote for herself since she isn't a resident of the 33rd to date? I can see now why voters will gravitate to a Marianne Williamson.
vicki bliss February 14, 2014 at 01:24 PM
This political self-serving animal, should NOT be elected to any office. She lost in her run for Mayor of Los Angeles because her cronyism, bad management, huge campaign funds from DWP (unions) came to light and the people rejected her. I have to question anyone who endorses her...for example, Villaraigosa is no surprise...he's of the same ilk. To summarize: Greuel has only her own interests at heart...not the people's. Marianne Williamson would bring a healthy, intelligence and ethic to Congress. If Sandra Fluke were to run, she too would be a strong, intelligent voice for the people.

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