Hahn trails in the money game

OK, now we know: Antonio Villaraigosa has outraised Mayor Jim Hahn by about a third in the opening weeks of the runoff campaign. Hahn reported $407,795, compared to his rival's $653,255. Hahn consultant Kam Kuwata concedes for the first time (I believe) that his guy will be outspent, but he says the mayor will make it to the $1.8 million maximum and "have enough to get our message out." That tune is a big change from the primary, when Hahn raised way more than the others. The Times story calls Hahn's new amount "significantly less" but points out that the mayor also raised less than Villaraigosa in the 2001 runoff and won. In the Daily News, Villaraigosa campaign manager Ace Smith says, "This looks anemic. It looks like the mayor is in trouble, that he is not getting the support he needs." Story also in the Daily Breeze. Blood in the water, says anony-blogger The Angelino. Previously: Jumping the news cycle

Also in the news:
• Steve Lopez returns to his favorite South L.A. barbershop and says that Hahn wasn't the whitest man at Johnnie Cochran's funeral — Michael Jackson was.
• Controller Laura Chick calls the five highly paid members of the Board of Public Works "AWOL" from their oversight duties. Times, Daily News, Breeze
• Former Assemblywoman Paula Boland and some Valley homeowner reps endorsed Hahn.
• Kathleen Connell, Joel Wachs, Steven Soboroff and Xavier Becerra all agreed to pay small fines to the Ethics Commission for reporting violations during the 2001 primary campaign for mayor.
• L.A. Unified inspector general Don Mullinax resigned after six years. Times, Daily News
• In the 11th council district race, Bill Rosendahl reported a lead in fundraising over Flora Gil Krisilof.

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