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L.A. Votes: Record-breaking spending as voters pick next mayor
L.A. Votes: Record-breaking spending as voters pick next mayor

Follow the money. As voters debate whether to pick Wendy Greuel or Eric Garcetti as Los Angeles’ next mayor, the Los Angeles Times’ Data Desk examined who is contributing to their campaigns. Readers can click through an interactive graphic that shows who is donating the most and where their money is going. The analysis of campaign contributions shows that big donors are using loosely regulated "super PACs" to help candidates like never before, and that strict limits on campaign contributions imposed by voters nearly three decades ago are crumbling. While Garcetti and Greuel are legally limited to directly accepting $1,300 per donor per election, deep-pocketed contributors can and are...

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