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New Wendy Greuel ad features high-profile supporters

Five weeks out from the election, mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel released her second television ad Wednesday, this time touting her accomplishments in various government posts. 

The commercial is narrated by three famous voices (and faces): Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Richard Riordan and former NBA superstar Magic Johnson. 

“We’ve seen Wendy Greuel lead in a crisis ... We urge you to vote Wendy Greuel for Mayor ... We need Wendy Greuel," the three supporters say in the 30-second spot. 

They also reference her work to establish the LA's BEST after-school program while serving under Mayor Tom Bradley, bringing federal dollars to L.A. after the 1994 Northridge earthquake when she was with the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and her audits of city departments as the controller. 

This is the second ad released by the Greuel campaign this week. On Monday, the campaign started airing a spot calling for greater gun control measures. 

A spokesman for Eric Garcetti said his campaign would be on the airwaves "soon." An independent political action committee backing him, called Lots of People Who Support Eric Garcetti for Mayor 2013, will announce its first ad buy in a news conference Thursday. 

As for the new ad, the Garcetti camp issued a statement that said, "Greuel's ad is false all over the place and exaggerates her résumé."

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