Take Two for May 22, 2013

LA Election: Garcetti wins, Measure D approved, and more

Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor

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Eric Garcetti delivers a speech on May 21, 2013.

Election Night Greuel

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Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel greets her supporters at her election night watch party in Downtown Los Angeles on May 21, 2013.


Los Angeles is waking up to a new mayor. Former City Councilman Eric Garcetti clinched 54 percent of the vote in yesterday's election. 

RELATED: Eric Garcetti elected mayor of Los Angeles

The race was often contentious, and certainly expensive, with each candidate raising millions, and outside groups pouring in even more.

Los Angeles city voters Tuesday also decided to dramatically limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries, approving Measure D by a 63 to 37 margin. Measure F, which would have allowed an unlimited number of dispensaries, failed 59 to 41 percent.  Measure E, which was abandoned by supporters, also failed.

RELATED: LA voters opt to limit marijuana dispensaries 

For more on just how many Angelenos actually turned out vote, how much money was spent on each vote, and a general report on the outcome of the election, we're joined by KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.  


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