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L.A. city attorney candidates release fundraising data

January 24, 2013 |  7:24 pm

The presumed frontrunners in the race for Los Angeles city attorney continued to add to their campaign coffers during the first part of this month, documents filed Thursday showed.

Mike Feuer, a former state assemblyman and past Los Angeles City Council member, raked in $16,934 during the latest reporting period, Jan. 1-19.   That brought his total for the campaign to $915,372, not counting the $300,000 in matching city funds he qualified for.

Election logoHe reported having more than $800,000 in his treasury as the primary entered its final weeks.

City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, facing two additional challengers in the March 5 primary, brought in $9,150 during the reporting period and had $246,225 left to spend. To date, his contributions totaled $391,795, plus he qualified for $158,570 in matching funds.

Private attorney Greg Smith reported raising $50 during the 19-day period. Earlier, he put $620,000 of his own money into the campaign and collected almost $100,000 from contributors. He entered the final weeks of the campaign with $374,794 left to spend and has rejected matching funds.

La election logo2Noel Weiss, also a private attorney, was not required to file an electronic report with the city Ethics Commission because he has not raised or spent $10,000 on the race.

If no one wins a majority in the primary, the top two vote-getters will compete in the May 21 general election.

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