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League of Conservation Voters backs Greuel, Garcetti for mayor

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Less than a month after it hosted a debate with the four leading mayoral candidates, the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel in the spring primary. 

So far, Greuel and Garcetti appear to be in the lead – at least when it comes to money and poll numbers.

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The league’s Tessa Charnofsky says both candidates “have demonstrated strong leadership on public health and the environment – from supporting policies that reduce our city’s dependence on fossil fuels to cleaning our storm water, investing in public transit systems and protecting open space.”

A spokesman for the League said, should Garcetti and Greuel advance to a runoff, the organization will not endorse one over the other. 

Both Garcetti and Greuel sent out messages via social media about Monday's endorsement, but neither noted that their primary opponent was also receiving the League's support. 

Also running for mayor are Councilwoman Jan Perry, attorney Kevin James and tech executive Emanuel Pleitez. 

Last week, the Garcetti campaign also picked up an endorsement from former U.S. Rep. Mel Levine, who served in Congress from 1983-93. He is now with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

The primary is March 5. 

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