Los 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.
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:
- Mike Feuer: $308,990
- Carmen Trutanich: $206,860
- Ron Galperin: $133,419
- Dennis Zine: $120,829
- Jose Gardea: $101,775
- Gil Cedillo: $61,634
- Nury Martinez: $121,778
- Cindy Montanez: $107,888
- Derek Waleko: $34,206
- Dan Stroncak: $3,507
- Richard Valdez: $2,571
- Curren Price: $112,529
Ana Cubas: $25,744
- John Choi: $112,041
- Mitch O'Farrell: $68,974
The next fundraising period will end on May 4.