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Eric Garcetti goes 'back to basics' with TV ad

Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti.
Los Angeles City Councilman and mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti. Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images

In his first television ad of the runoff campaign, L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti says he'll be a "back to basics" mayor, while highlighting his work in the 13th council district. 

"While my opponent is running attack ads, I'm running on my record of solving problems and creating jobs to revitalize neighborhoods like Hollywood and Silver Lake and push my district to be number one in jobs growth," Garcetti says in the ad.

The councilman is referring to a 2012 study by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce that found his district leads in job creation, though that ranking came in part because of redistricting. 

"Voters have a clear choice: my campaign based on proven results on job creation and problem solving, or Ms. Greuel's campaign based on false attacks," he says.

The Greuel campaign released three televisions ads last week. The first focused on gun violence, and the second featured some of her high-profile supporters -- Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Richard Riordan and former NBA star Magic Johnson. The third commercial accused Garcetti of profiting from a decision to convert billboards into digital signs. 

The election is on May 21. 

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