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Basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson said Monday that he will run for mayor of Los Angeles if he decides the city needs a new voice to replace Mayor James K. Hahn. Johnson supported Hahn's campaign last year, but said the mayor had made "a big, big mistake" by opposing Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' bid for reappointment. "I'm not just going to run because Mayor Hahn is not doing a good job," Johnson said.
April 13, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell
Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns. Last month, the Santa Monica lawyer and nonprofit director contributed $300,000 of his own money to his effort to succeed longtime west county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political family, criticized a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit in the June 3 primary as inadequate to get his message out to 2 million constituents.
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 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.
July 13, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The director of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission on Monday accused attorney Pierce O'Donnell and employees of his firm of laundering $25,500 in political contributions to Mayor James K. Hahn's 2001 election campaign. The seven-page administrative accusation by Executive Director LeeAnn Pelham alleges that O'Donnell had 22 people, including employees of his law firm -- O'Donnell and Shaeffer -- and their relatives, make 26 contributions to Hahn's campaign, and then O'Donnell reimbursed them.
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