Mayor's race isn't over, but...

greuel.jpgCancelling TV ad buys with two weeks left until the election is certainly not a great sign for Controller Wendy Greuel. Neither is ponying up $100,000 of your own money or having to rely on ads from the Police Protective League and the DWP's powerful union. Even if she manages to resume her own TV spots in the coming days, Greuel is not in a terrific spot perception-wise (we might find out more on Thursday when campaign finance reports are due out). It's more than a little mystifying considering that through April 6 she and opponent Eric Garcetti had raised about the same amount of money. And it's not as if this lifeless campaign has produced any bombshells that typically would put the brakes on contributions. So why should Greuel be in such a financial bind at such a crucial point in the race? The obvious explanation is that the campaign somehow miscalculated, another inexplicable miscue from a candidate (and her team) who held such promise back in the fall. Here are stories from the LAT and KPCC

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