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Rudy Martinez: Jose Huizar "does not care about this community"

Council District 14 challenger candidate Rudy Martinez appeared on a low-amp Internet radio show last night and assessed Councilman Jose Huizar as someone not interested in the Council District he has represented for six years.

On deciding to run, @37:37 of the Feb. 12 "LA Live Saturday Night" show, Martinez says: "I felt the same way running for City Council. I said that, the guy that is there now does not care about this community. He is completely disconnected and became reconnected when I decided to run, and it's been a battle ever since."

He adds that the LA Times endorsement gave him credibility. The guest and his hosts spent most of the Martinez segment's time talking about the notorious cocktail-hour email that resulted in Trujillo's dismissal from the campaign.

The show received one listener call-in at the end of the segment, from perennial LA candidate Phil Jennerjahn, dialing in from Washington DC and the Conservative Political Action Conference. Martinez, long a registered Republican earlier in life, registered Democrat in August 2010 just before entering the race.