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Los Angeles candidates ask supporters to celebrate New Year's Eve with campaign donations

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When the clock strikes midnight, it won’t just be a chance to part with 2012.

Candidates for city office in Los Angeles hope it’s a chance for you to part with your cash.

Today is the last day in this cycle to donate to candidates running for mayor, city controller, city attorney and the Los Angeles City Council. This round of fundraising numbers will be posted to the Ethics Commission's website on Jan. 10.

In their efforts to get more donations, candidates have taken to email and social networks. The day after Christmas, Controller Wendy Greuel, who is running for mayor, sent out an email that read, “One of the things I’m thankful for this holiday season is your ongoing support.” She then asked for $35 before the fundraising deadline.

Councilman Eric Garcetti, also a candidate for mayor, emailed this poem to his supporters Monday: 

If all the year-end appeals should tire you

Go for the one that will inspire you

I’ll make this brief, concise and pretty

Please donate now and help our city

Ron Galperin is running for city controller. In an email to folks, he suggested that donating to his campaign would be “a great way to end 2012 … and to begin 2013!”

Over on Facebook, a candidate for the city council’s Ninth District, Ana Cubas, announced that she had a great 2012. As for celebrating 2013, “Will you help me ring in the New Year by donating?” she posted.

The primary for these races is set for March 5.

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