Campaign notes

Around the race for mayor:

• We know what Richard Alarcon will talk about at tonight's debate. The state Senator filed papers yesterday pushing a ballot measure to ban city contractors and developers from contributing more than $100 to city candidates. (LAT, Breeze)

• The DA opened yet another inquiry into the mayor's political supporters, reviewing contributions funneled to the mayor's campaigns (and those of councilman Tonty Cardenas) by associates of developers Mark Alan Abrams and Charles Elliott Fitzgerald. (LAT)

• Jim Hahn said the right things and received a polite reception at Valley VOTE, the group behind the 2002 secession vote. (DN)

• The other candidates and the Daily News are bothered that Hahn's staff helped stage a press conference by crime victims to support the tax-for-cops measure that lost on the November ballot. (DN)

• Gadfly Hal Netkin is calling voters on behalf of Walter Moore with a message saying that the other candidates have "communist leanings." Transcripts are supposed to be filed with the city Ethics Commission, but Netkin says nyet. (LAT)

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