Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election.
This is true even though there are 11 city contests, including races for mayor, city controller, city attorney and eight City Council seats — and just three seats up for grabs on the L.A. Board of Education.
The total outside spending in the city races as of Friday afternoon was $465,803. For the school board, it was $3,358,847.
Independent spending is when a group or political action committee chooses to support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure. As long as the candidate or the candidate's campaign plays no role in managing this...