L.A. Votes: Greuel and Garcetti vie for endorsements and cash
As they gear up for the May 21 runoff election, Los Angeles 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.
Greuel will announce what her campaign bills as a “major” endorsement on the steps of City Hall on Friday morning. Garcetti is not holding any public events on Friday, but will be headlining a fundraiser in the evening at the home of film producer James Lassiter. He also has fundraisers planned at the Los Angeles manse of billionaire Tony Pritzker on Tuesday, and one hosted by a bundler for President Obama in Chicago on Thursday.
Greuel is undoubtedly planning fundraisers as well, but invitations to her events have yet to pop up on the city’s Ethics Commission website.
In their few events in recent days, both candidates have underscored their pro-business credentials. Greuel touted her efforts on behalf of minority and female business owners, while Garcetti said the city needed to stop being lazy and work harder to lure international investment.
The break from non-stop campaigning is unlikely to last long, however.
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-- Seema Mehta
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Photo: Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel speaks to media on March 6. Creidt: Nick Ut / Associated Press