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Wendy Greuel touts congressional endorsements

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Congressional candidate Wendy Greuel released her first slate of endorsements Monday, but she did so on social media, one at a time — 33 minutes after each hour in honor of her campaign for the 33rd District. 

Backing the former Los Angeles controller are labor activist Dolores Huerta,  Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines, Calabasas Councilwoman Mary Sue Maurer, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Tony Cardenas, L.A. City Council members Nury Martinez and Tom LaBonge, former L.A. City Controller Rick Tuttle, and Kathy Spiller, executive vice president of Feminist Majority. 

The endorsement list mirrors Greuel's support in the 2013 race for mayor of Los Angeles. 

Sticking with her "33" theme, Greuel emailed 40,000 supporters at 9:33 a.m. to express her enthusiasm for the race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman. 

"Now that he's decided to retire, I'm rolling up my sleeves to carry on his amazing legacy," she said in her email. 

State Sen. Ted Lieu has also declared his candidacy for the seat. He launched his campaign last week with a long list of endorsements.

Also considering runs are women's rights activist Sandra Fluke, Assemblyman Richard Bloom and Bill Bloomfield, who challenged Waxman in the 2012 race. The independent came within 8 points of defeating the 20-term congressman.

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