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LA mayors race: Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel remain virtually tied in fundraising

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Los Angeles Mayor race 2013Los Angeles mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel have had a busy month picking up endorsements, but more than that, the two have been busy fundraising since the March 5 primary.

The Garcetti campaign raised $1.2 million in the past month. With the addition of matching funds, Garcetti has a total of $2 million cash on hand. The Greuel camp raised $1.1 million and received another $800,000 in matching funds. After expenses, the campaign has $1.4 million in cash, according to the Ethics Commission.

"While the DWP union will spend millions to buy this election for my opponent, my people-powered campaign relies on everyday Angelenos who want an independent mayor who will create jobs and solve problems," Garcetti said. 

RELATED: KPCC's LA mayoral endorsement tracker

The union that represents Department of Water and Power employees supports a PAC that spent $1.4 million to back Greuel and another $519,000 to oppose Garcetti in the primary. 

Individuals may give $1,300 to a mayoral candidate in the primary and then again in the general election. A statement from the Greuel camp said 38 percent of her donors since March 5 are new supporters. 

"I’m going to focus these next six weeks on talking to as many people as possible about how we can bring jobs to L.A., get our economy back on track, reform our schools and invest in a modern transportation system," Greuel said. 

According to the Ethics Commission, the campaign reports for other city races are:

City Attorney

  • Mike Feuer: $308,990
  • Carmen Trutanich: $206,860


  • Ron Galperin: $133,419
  • Dennis Zine: $120,829

District 1

  • Jose Gardea: $101,775
  • Gil Cedillo: $61,634

District 6

  • Nury Martinez: $121,778
  • Cindy Montanez: $107,888
  • Derek Waleko: $34,206
  • Dan Stroncak: $3,507
  • Richard Valdez: $2,571

District 9

  • Curren Price: $112,529
  • Ana Cubas: $25,744

District 13

  • John Choi: $112,041
  • Mitch O'Farrell: $68,974

The next fundraising period will end on May 4. 

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