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Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races
Outside money aiding incumbents in L.A. City Council races

Unlimited outside spending in the campaigns for seven Los Angeles City Council seats has topped $1.2 million, with the vast majority of the money going to help incumbents at City Hall. The spending has only added to the lopsided nature of the contests in Tuesday's election. On the Eastside, total campaign donations to Councilman Jose Huizar — both direct contributions and independent expenditures — exceed $1.3 million. That amounts to a more than 6 to 1 financial advantage for Huizar over his best-known challenger, former County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Council President Herb Wesson holds a similar fundraising lead over his leading opponent, attorney Grace Yoo, in a...

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