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Kevin James announces candidacy for Mayor tomorrow


Pasty, white, and ready to go.

Prominent members of the media and elected officials are invited tomorrow to City Hall South lawn to watch radio personality Kevin James announce his candidacy for Mayor of Los Angeles.

James's previous government experience is as an Assistant US Attorney. A conservative with a Randian libertarian streak, James also served as co-chairman of AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Campaign consultant John Thomas, who recently handled the first half of the surging Tomas O'Grady campaign, and also drew on John Shallman's experience while working for Carmen Trutanich's successful campaign, will start off at the reins of the James campaign. The timing is opportune for James for two reasons: 1) it gives James the potential to raise a little money before other conservatives move in, and 2) it gives James a chance to distinguish himself among LA's frenetically disorganized libertarians, whose reliance on their friends at the politically weakened LA Weekly and inability to organize meaningfully cost Ron Kaye's Clean Sweep movement so dearly in the past election. James appears to be distancing himself from Clean Sweep in his announcement, as he was one of those on board at the Mayflower Club last July, but his press bulletin doesn't announce the beleaguered movement's participation in the event.