Campaign 2013

Who's winning the dash for cash in the mayoral campaign

greuel-garcetti.jpgCandidates for mayor in next spring's election have already raised $9.2 million — including the $1.8 million collected by Austin Beutner before he dropped out. Reports filed on Wednesday show City Councilman Eric Garcetti with a slight lead in both the total money raised so far and in the amount taken in during the latest reporting period, June 30 to Oct. 31. That shows he's in the race right with Controller Wendy Greuel; both benefited from the decision by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to stay out.
Stipulated: All of the campaign consultants who offered a take today spun their candidate's numbers favorably.
Here are the relevant numbers at a glance. Go to the City Ethics Commission website and dig around if you hunger for more detail. It's mostly there.
Campaign 2013 Fundraising
Race for Mayor
CandidateLast 3 monthsTotal so farCash on hand
Eric Garcetti $664,474 $2,873,927 $2,355,534
Wendy Greuel 592,959 2,802,091 2,249,118
Jan Perry 157,056 1,314,453 763,968
Kevin James 52,945 275,090 43,305
Emanuel Pleitez 110,243 110,243 53,828
Through Sept. 30. Drill down: Ethics Commission website
In the early race for city attorney, challenger Mike Feuer is doing the most fundraising work so far. The question is whether incumbent Carmen Trutanich will be able to turn on the money spigot again so soon after being embarrassed in his run this year for district attorney. His people say he's catching up fast.
Campaign 2013 Fundraising
City Attorney
CandidateTotal so far
Mike Feuer$802,179
Carmen Trutanich222,551
Gregory Smith189,476
Through Sept. 30. Drill down: Ethics Commission website
In the race for city controller, the early game is to try to catch Councilman Dennis Zine.
Campaign 2013 Fundraising
City Controller
CandidateTotal so far
Dennis Zine$606,684
Ron Galperin271,104
Cary Brazeman155,087
Through Sept. 30. Drill down: Ethics Commission website
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