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September 18, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
Sal Russo cut his first political ad in 1969 as a 23-year-old aide to then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, dispatched to California's Salinas Valley to help a local apricot farmer win a state Assembly seat. Since then, he has been a mainstay in the state's conservative political circles, consulting for the likes of Gov. George Deukmejian and presidential hopeful Jack Kemp. In the 2008 presidential campaign, he crafted a series of pungent commercials questioning Barack Obama's patriotism in the hopes of bolstering John McCain.
October 11, 2012 | By David Zahniser and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti has raised $2.87 million for his mayoral bid, edging ahead of City Controller Wendy Greuel by about $72,000 in the search for campaign cash, according to figures released Wednesday by the two campaigns. Garcetti raised $664,000 in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with $592,000 collected by Greuel, who has taken in $2.8 million since launching her campaign. Garcetti also outpaced Greuel during the previous fundraising period, which ended June 30. At that point, he led in contributions by just $322.
January 8, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has filed papers that allow him to begin raising money to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to the county clerk's office. The nephew of late President John F. Kennedy has not formally announced he is running for the third district seat being vacated by termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, but Shriver is widely expected to enter the race. Shriver, who filed his “candidate intention statement” on Jan. 3, has spent time observing the supervisors' weekly meetings and combing the county's budget, and is being advised by longtime friend Bill Carrick, a veteran Democratic consultant who led Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to victory last year.
August 1, 2013 | By David Zahniser
The long and expensive race for Los Angeles mayor left former candidate Wendy Greuel with more than $680,000 in unpaid campaign bills, according to fundraising reports filed this week. The reports, which covered the fundraising period through June 30, showed the Greuel campaign incurred $518,000 in outstanding debt in the final weeks before the May 21 runoff election, which she lost to Eric Garcetti. She also had $162,000 in unpaid bills left over from the March 5 primary campaign.
January 30, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Sheila Kuehl is taking aim at rival Bobby Shriver's absences on the Santa Monica City Council, saying the former local elected official should have made it to more meetings instead of "spending so much time in Hyannis Port. " Shriver, who last week announced his candidacy for the west county seat being vacated by longtime Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, missed nearly one out of five meetings during his eight years on the council, a Times review found.
January 11, 2000
A word to Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti: Come reelection time, the incumbent is expected to defend his or her record in office. Challengers, by definition, can be counted on to attack the incumbent's accomplishments and question decisions. That's what challengers do, and that questioning serves the democratic process. Yet Garcetti refuses to debate.
August 12, 2004 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
With his prime-time Republican National Convention speech fast approaching, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he could reverse course and campaign out of state for President Bush. Schwarzenegger previously had indicated he would not leave California to campaign, citing the demands of governing. But in an interview he said that he was prepared to make some appearances, though he had no specific plans. "If there's a place, one place where they want to pop me in, this makes sense for me," he said.
November 30, 2005 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Bill Mundell, the only Republican making serious preparations to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's bid for reelection, said Tuesday he has decided not to run, leaving the GOP with no clear contender for one of California's top races for 2006. The move by Mundell, an education software executive, reflects the difficulty Republicans face in finding a strong candidate to challenge the popular Democratic incumbent.
The decision by the George W. Bush campaign to seek an injunction to end the Florida vote recount was met Saturday with skepticism by some Republicans who warned it could cost him public support even if it secures him the Oval Office. By throwing the presidential election into court, the Bush campaign is heading down a path "that they previously indicated they were not going to pursue," said Marshall Wittmann, a political analyst and advisor to Sen.
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