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GOP Super PAC Plans On Throwing $4M Behind Gay Republican For LA Mayor

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Irony.

In an attempt to revive the Republican Party in California, veteran media strategist Fred Davis is pinning the GOP’s hopes on LA’s gay Republican mayoral candidate (and not former star of The King of Queens) Kevin James.

Davis, who has worked his advertising magic on Arnold Schwarzenegger and George W. Bush (we’re guessing it’s black magic), has formed the super PAC, Better Way LA. The committee has raised nearly $500,000 for James’ bid for mayor of Los Angeles, with plans to collect at least another $3.5 million.

Davis believes that James, a former prosecutor, could “reignite” the Grand Old Party in California, where Democrats control two-thirds of the seats in the Legislature and Republican voter registration has fallen below 30%.

He plans to position James as the “only one capable” of fixing LA, citing candidates City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry as “part of the problem.”

James can certainly use the help as his rivals have dramatically outraised him in the lead-up to the March 5 election and is reportedly “thrilled” by Davis’ intense and not at all desperate interest in his campaign.

“If private citizens want to step up and support my campaign,” he told the Los Angeles Times, “I’m willing to have any kind of support that’s willing to come my way.”

James may live to regret those words since Davis isn’t known for his scruples:

Davis drew fire earlier this year for pitching a commercial against President Obama that, had it aired, would have exploited the Democrat’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Davis also took heat for a campaign ad in Michigan that depicted a Chinese woman speaking broken English and talking about jobs that had been exported to China.

But Davis sees that simply as the ends justifying the means, or as he put it: “People are more concerned about winning than the press on a couple ads.”

Photo: Kevin James for Mayor Facebook

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 19, 2012
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  • 37 Comments
    • jerry_pritikin
      jerry_pritikin

      Just the fact that he would accept Super Pac money would be a good reason to vote against him. That’s the problem with those gays that call themselves Republican…
      They are super rich!

      Nov 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @jerry_pritikin: They share the same absolute criminal and pathologically treasonous hatred of America and the American workers. These self loathing, super rich charisma lacking nobodies have lost.

      They represent their masters and they play the “I’m gay but not like them” card to the point of annihilation.

      Nov 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wilberforce
      Wilberforce

      It’ll be interesting to see if LA queens vote for him just because he’s gay. I’m betting not.

      Nov 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      He plans to position James as the “only one capable” of fixing LA

      He said the same thing about Schwarzenegger fixing California, and look what happened with that.

      Nov 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @jerry_pritikin:
      True,jerry pritikin,too,TOO TRUE! I don’t live in LA,or
      California,but guys[and women & transes] like this make me
      want to shop at the Great Walmart of China as often as possible!

      Nov 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @2eo: Yes.2eo,and the upper ranks of the GOP,
      generally represent corporation-owned and driven “fascism with a friendly face.”

      Nov 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @jerry_pritikin: Would you rather he took his money form greenpeace and the public employees union. They are the ones bankrupting california.

      Nov 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: I wonder what gays who work for corporate america think of you’re opinion. If you want to live in a country without corporations you could live in cuba.

      Nov 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: brent,my response to you will probably go into QUEERTY’s censor’s comment awaiting moderation waste basket,but Ill risk it: brent,you sound like a classic right-wing Republican fool.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: @brent:
      Lord,brent,I just commented on your response to me,,switched from Safari
      to Firefox,and see your remark to jerry pritikin about the evil
      environmentalists and unions! brent,you ARE a right-wing FOOL!

      Nov 20, 2012 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford
      FStratford

      If he’s tg guy who brought Schwarzenegger to CA, he was part of the reason why CA is bankrupt!

      No way.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: I am a right wing fool. You sound like the classic democrat left wing fool. Someone who thinks of new ways of inventing communism. Right now it’s global warming, what tomorrow?

      Nov 20, 2012 at 8:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @brent: You should have stopped at the end of your first sentence, it’s the only true thing you’ve ever said or thought.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 8:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      Well, this is a tricky one, isn’t it? Where are your loyalties, Los Angelinos? With the gay candidate, or the liberal one? Oh, such a conundrum . . .

      @jerry_pritikin: What, now that Obama’s been relected, suddenly super PACs are evil? I doubt you had the same sentiment when liberal super PACs were pouring millions into Obama’s campaign. But then again, you wouldn’t be a proper Lefty without making a hypocritical statement or two.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 9:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      Democrats (which California) is full of are more likely to be well-researched intelligent voters. They are more likely to know about this douche’s past efforts and they are more likely to impart their knowledge into their vote. Seems this mayoral candidate might see more harm than good out of all of this.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @brent: You mean every leading scientist in the ENTIRE WORLD is a Democrat. Who knew!?! I think I will side with all of them over you any day. Go back to Fox News (oh wait, they do not want you there either).

      Nov 20, 2012 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdx3fan
      tdx3fan

      @BJ McFrisky: Obama may have used Super PAC funds, which is not really all that bad, but it was Karl Rove who used Super PACs to the point of pissing people off enough to get out and vote. We all owe Republican Super PACs and their lies for Obama’s victory this time around, thank you Mr Rove.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @tdx3fan: One can only HOPE,tdx3fan!

      Nov 20, 2012 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: Agreed,brent! If you think
      acknowledging the indisputable fact of global warming[not to mention
      its likely consequences]is a Communist plot,You ARE a RIGHT-WING FOOL.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @2eo: Thanks,2eo ! I don’t know about
      brent’s thinking,because[Gratefully],I’m not inside her/his head.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I always think it’s hilarious when people like Brent and BJ come in here and spout out the typical GOP hate filled talking points against working people.

      Like that it is the Unions fault CA. is having money problems.

      Funny isn’t it? The GOP tries to convince us that an increase in the tax rate for the super wealthy of 3% will DOOM the U.S. But they leave out that part that it is just returning to the U.S. to the exact same rate that was there under Clinton…you know…when we had a surplus and the economy was humming along?

      They have practically sainted Reagan and yet leave out that he raised taxes more than once. They talk about the good old days and lament that the 1950’s were a simpler time where the U.S. was an economic powerhouse and the country was doing so well…

      And yet they leave out that in the 1950’s the Unions were much much stronger and we had tax rates for the super wealthy nearly double what they are now.

      What the GOP is terrified to point out is that everything they claim on tax has basically been proven wrong by history. They just want to take away everything that workers and the middle class has fought for for the last 100 years.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @Cam: Cam:Thank you,Thank you,
      THANK YOU!I know people[some of them relatives,unfortunately]
      who when they speak Reagan’s name,get misty-eyed and appear to
      see him ascending to heaven,surrounded by angels.They forget,or
      ignore,or,sadly,approve the facts that he hugely contributed to
      the decline of unions and unionism,gave us Iran-Contra
      and Oliver North,and almost overthrew the U.S. Constitution.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      @tdx3fan: Oh okay, NOW I get it. Rich Democrats are good, but rich Republicans are eeeevil. Actually, OWS taught us that’s how liberals feel (unless, of course, you’re a rich liberal like Russell Simmons or Michael Moore, in which case you get a typically hypocritical pass).

      Nov 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @BJ McFrisky: I get it too!:
      Rich or poor,one fool is signed into Queerty comments as BJ McFrisky.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Cam: So there is an official gay position onn economics. I didn’t get to vote in that election. When was it held?

      Nov 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: You are not a fool for loosely throwing around the word fascist. You claim all scientists agree with global warming. I just spent one minute on google and found a report stating that at least 1,000 scientists agreed with, that questioned global warming. If you took a couple of minutes on google you would have no propblem finding the same thing.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: Unions are responsable for unions declining.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @tdx3fan: Google scientists who disagree with global warming.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: brent,I hate to be redundant,
      but in your case,as you obviously didn’t get it the first few times,
      I’ll repeat for you:You,brent,are a right-wing FOOL and[NEW]
      obviously ignorant of labor history.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: Probably,brent,the election
      was held while you were being treaed for hepatitis after ingesting
      a mouthful of feces.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: I’m not throwing around the word
      fascist loosely at all,brent.I used it carefully and accurately to describe you.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: A bit 1950s aren’t you brent?
      Red Scare! What next,a revival of HUAC?_Or maybe a retard re-enactment
      of the Army-McCarthy hearings?! QUAINT.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: brent,Are Google scientists
      well regarded? How about trying the cigarette doctors recommend?

      Nov 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: You reserve the right to use fascism to describe people, but i can’t use communism to describe you. I love the double standard you apply. Being from Michigan ia= am not ignorant of labor history. What ive seen is business moving out of Michigan and into right to work states. By the way that is probably what Hostess is going to do. If you beleive that human beings are responsable for extreme weather like Sandy and Katrina, then that puts you in the same catergory as Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell, since theyn too believed that humans cause extreme weather.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: brent,your statements are
      mostly incomprehensible .However,I’ve never claimed that human moral
      failures have global warming,so,even though I shouldn’t be surprised
      to hear that you approve of them,DO NOT categorize me with those
      religious-right nut cases/charlatans.The immanent climate change
      disasters are caused by are by our unwitting destruction of the
      atmosphere by our relentless[not ill-intended]release of poisons
      carried by fossil fuels and fluerocarbons.Fracking to release natural
      gas from shale deposits,a very profitable venture,you’ll be pleased
      to hear, is one of the most recent obscene activities destroying or air
      and water.
      Please feel free to call me a Communist,all you want_it’s such a
      quaintly antiquated term and concept.Unfortunately,naive,well-meaning,
      and unconscious neo-fascism like yours is not.
      I’ve given up on saying you’re a fool,brent,even though you are one.
      You are somone more dangerous:an insane ignoramous.

      Nov 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brent
      brent

      @Guillermo3: You just did it. by claiming that fossil fuels are the cause of global warming, you are claiming that human moral failures are behind it. When we have a hurricane there are two people we always here from, Al Gore and Pat Robertson. They both blame human’s for it. They both act like hurricanes are a new thing.

      Nov 21, 2012 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @brent: Sorry,brent,but I know
      better than to argue with a fool.Reply if you wish,but I’m done with you.

      Nov 21, 2012 at 2:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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