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L.A. County Democratic Party Can't Decide On Mayoral Candidate

Eric Parra |
March 12, 2013 | 9:48 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer


Within the L.A. County Democratic Party rules, a mayoral candidate would need to be selected between Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel with a 60% win of the 195 votes cast during the party meeting on Tuesday night at the United Teachers of Los Angeles meeting place. Neither candidate pulled ahead, however. 

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From the L.A. Times:

“The candidates needed 117 votes. Garcetti won 105 votes to Greuel's 81 votes, and another nine delegates favored "no endorsement." When the final "no endorsement" decision was announced, there was an audible groan from some of the delegates, who include members of the state Assembly and Senate, as well as local officials and the seven delegates who are elected in each of the county’s 24 Assembly districts.”

Both delegates called upon similar voters to cast their ballots and both received nearly the same results. The vote came on the same day Greuel  won the critical backing of the political committee of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, consisting of two-thirds of the committee’s members.

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While Garcetti was in stronger favor, the percentages weren’t enough to satisfy the ruling and set a precedent for either candidates to be selected. 


Find more Neon Tommy coverage of the L.A. primary election here.

Reach Executive Producer Eric Parra here.



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