Union Candidate Won and Lost

The Los Angeles Mayoral race went to a union backed candidate, but he was a private-union backed candidate.

The public-union backed candidate lost.

Big time. By eight percentage points.

Interestingly, the losing candidate made her reputation in politics by being a budget-hawk, but decided in this race to seek, indeed beg for public union money and backing.

She sold her soul to the Devil, and as an observer, community activist and city hall critic Jack Humphreyville said, “The good news is they gave her a pot of money,” Humphreville said. “The bad news is it trashed her reputation.”

It will make little difference one way or another. Los Angeles is in a financial death spiral from which it probably cannot recover. Public unions were the problem, and the voters correctly determined that public unions were not the solution.