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Emily's List backs Gruel with $400,000 for independent campaign

Wendy Greuel

Wendy Greuel Campaign

The campaign of L.A. mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel is getting support from the national women's advocacy group, Emily's List.

Los Angeles Mayor race 2013The women's political advocacy group Emily's List last month endorsed Wendy Greuel for L.A. mayor — and now it's backing up that support with $400,000. 

Women Vote, the Washington-based political action committee run by Emily's List, made the donation to a new independent committee, "California Women Vote to Support Greuel for Mayor 2013."

Under city and federal campaign rules, independent expenditure committees can spend unlimited amounts in political races as long as they don't coordinate with a candidate's campaign.

Women Vote spent more than $10 million in 2012 for and against federal candidates. 

Greuel's opponent, Eric Garcetti, has been endorsed by the California chapter of the National Organization for Women.

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