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The mayoral candidates spent the weekend pressing the flesh and raising cash. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at L.A. NOW
As they gear up for the May 21 runoff election, L.A. mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are spending limited time on the campaign trail as they gather support and cash for the final 10 weeks of the race. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The two candidates who earned a spot in the runoff to be Los Angeles’ next mayor have little time to savor their victory. Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti must immediately start raising money, because unlike in state and federal elections,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at L.A. NOW
This post has been corrected. See below for details. After months of buildup and millions of dollars spent on a blizzard of television ads and mailers, Los Angeles voters went to the polls Tuesday and selected Eric Garcetti and Wendy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at L.A. NOW
With just days to go before voters make their choice for mayor, one of the presumed front-runners, Wendy Greuel, and her allies launched a multi-pronged attack against her rivals, signaling that the city controller may be in a more precarious... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Nearly $4 million in independent spending has poured into Los Angeles election campaigns in recent weeks. A Times analysis finds that more than three-quarters is from groups tied to unions, and that, in addition to efforts on behalf of mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, a significant amount is being spent on City Council races as unions look to strengthen their influence at City Hall. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election, local political contests were getting just as hot and heavy. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Thursday was the latest financial disclosure deadline, and reports show that the front-runners in Los Angeles' mayoral race, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, remain locked in a tight money battle with just days to go before election day on March... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at L.A. NOW
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. With the clock ticking down to election day, the Los Angeles mayor’s race is getting testy. Controller Wendy Greuel, who for weeks has been the target of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at L.A. NOW
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day in Los Angeles, candidates for mayor, City Council and city attorney are working overtime to sway undecided voters, ding their opponents and raise funds. Mayoral candidate Jan Perry is making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at L.A. NOW
First, a public service announcement: Tuesday is the last day to register to vote if you want to cast a ballot in the March 5 citywide election. So if you are not yet registered, visit to make sure you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at L.A. NOW
Los Angeles' election day is rapidly approaching. That's clear from the candidates' frenzied schedules, the money pouring into increasingly ubiquitous television campaign ads and the glossy pitches and hit pieces piling into mailboxes. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at L.A. NOW
The band Ozomatli and comedian/actor Jamie Foxx will entertain the crowd attending a Friday rally with President Obama at USC aimed at energizing Democratic voters for the mid-term election, according to a source with the Democratic National Committee. The popular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at PolitiCal
In a private conversation that was inadvertently taped by a voicemail machine (audio below), an associate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown can be heard referring to his Republican opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore” for cutting a deal protecting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at PolitiCal
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell announced this morning that he is entering the race to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, confirming rumors that have flared this week that he was leaving the California gubernatorial contest. Calling the nation's fiscal path... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2010 at L.A. NOW