Take Two for May 16, 2013

City Hall Pass: Negative ads, City Attorney Race and more

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Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and his wife, Noreen, greet the crowd as he holds second place with more than 30 percent of votes after the first update of vote counting.

It's time now for our regular check-in on city politics, City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest news out of downtown with KPCC politics reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza. 

Frank Stoltze is checking in with voters at Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock for our Dear Mayor series, we'll check in with him later in the hour.

In the last 24 hours, we've seen some really negative ads that seem to specifically target the Latino community. Wendy Greuel held a news conference yesterday to denounce one ad, and this morning Eric Garcetti sent out a Tweet about the ad.  

From one nasty race to another, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is trying to hang onto his job as he battles former Assemblyman Mike Feuer. This week there were some interesting endorsements, from Jan Perry and Bernard Parks, and more negative campaigning.  

This might be slightly confusing but there's actually a primary race on the runoff ballot next week. It's a special election in the San Fernando Valley's Sixth District. Tony Cardenas was elected to Congress, opening his seat to one of six candidates. Leaders so far are Nury Martinez and Cindy Montanez, and a runoff in July and could get woman back on city council. 


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