Campaign Ad Stirs Up L.A. Race for Mayor

Just five weeks from now L.A. voters will go to the polls to pick their next mayor.

The race heated up this week after City Controller Wendy Greuel made claims in a new campaign ad.

And that immediately made her a target for the other challengers.

Glen Walker has more on the controversy.

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11 comments

  • mark

    THESE STUPID MEXICANS WILL ONLY VOTE FOR A MEXICAN…..AND THEN HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL OTHER RACES RACIST…………THE WORST MAYOR IN LA'S HISTORY IS THE MAYOR THATS IN THERE RIGHT NOW………WONDER WHY THIS CITY'S GOV'T EVER PUBLICLY DISCUSS'S ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?….WTF?………..MAYBE EVERYBODY IN THIS CITY'S GOV'T IS CROOKED?

      • TashaTchin

        Keven James wasn't invited to the debate because he does not approve of rewarding foreign invaders (from Mexico) with another amnesty, so who are the real racists? The Mexicans! And, who are the people engaged in the "ethnic cleansing" of black Americans out of their traditional neighborhoods? Mexicans! So, who are the racists in Los Angeles? Mexicans! There is nothing "racist" in pointing out the facts!

  • Beth

    Wendy Gruel is a liar in her campaign adds. Even the L.A. Times says so. For twelve years Greuel, Garcetti and Perry have voted unanimously as a block to put in place the decisions and policies that have forced businesses out of Los Angeles, have given pay raises to union employees when the city had no money pay for them, and have lined their own pockets by paying themselves the highest salaries in the country – even more than any United States Senator. After 12 years, these people have created the very problems they claim need fixing. Why would I be crazy enough to vote for the people who could not get anything right in 12 years? Shame on them and shame on Greuel for lying in her adds. That is why I am voting for Kevin James.

    • maryanne

      couldn't have said it better m yself. Please Los Angeles, had enough DWP bills where 1/3 is taxes?
      When the mayor's office needs more money, they take the s urplus from DWP and then DWP requests a raise from the mayor's office. I can't belive this is happening to us and all over the country. We need to get this city back or I will be moving. James is the only guy that isn't a career politician and he does want to clean up his city also. Vote for James.

  • Ben

    Did you know the parking attendant at the DWP makes $70K a year? That's the kind of wasteful deals Eric, Jan and Wendy have made on their watch and the kind of unsustainable govt largess we must stop. How do we stop it? By not voting for any of these career politicians. Kevin James is the only candidate who is not compromised by ties to unionized city employees. Do LA a favor and vote in some new blood.

  • Guest

    Garcetti is the biggest FRAUD and LIER of them all. The THREE Council members, past and present need to be given the Boot.
    Garcetti has more developer money in his coffers than anyone..Would not be surprised if it is his campaign digging digging digging to sabbotage Greuel, who up until now, was his biggest competition.. He is not above destroying whomever gets in his way to THE THRONE. Could not vote for her but just sayin..
    When do they start going after Eric? He is at the Core of the Corruption of that Council, on which he sat as President for years as L.A. slipped and got worse and worse..While he and the others got richer and richer.
    He has sold Hollywood (and his soul), to his Developer funders about to transform Hollywood into a BLADERUNNER higher density Unlimited Height Skyscraper City..and will do the same to all of L.A.
    if elected
    James is our only hope.
    WHY wasn't he invited to that Debate??Seriously? He performs better than this bunch of slugs..wipes the stage with them, tells THE TRUTH.. and he is NOT INVITED?
    Since Garcetti was the only one who commented on camera here, I guarantee the Greuel scandal is rooted in Garcetti's Campaign and I guarantee James was shut out, also by behind closed door maneuverings of Garcetti's campaign..He is a Shark..SInce James calls Garcetti out on all of his ILLEGAL maneuverings at debates and all the money he has lost and is costing our city.
    James should NOT be shut out of Debates! Garcetti, however should be SHUT OUT period. When will someone stop this Little Dictator…??

  • Brian

    As I see it if Greuel is right then the various officials involved are either complicit in the fraud or incompetent. As the Comptroller Greuel isn't it her job to stop these kinds of fraud before they happen? If she's lying in order to score points does that make her reliable enough to be Mayor? This all looks very bad for all of the folks already insider the city government bubble (which I think is just Kevin James).

    Another clue to where to look for trustworthiness is the unions. Apparently Greuel is supported by the unions which means she won't stop their fraud and abuses. Ever. She's sure not getting my vote.


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