Paul Koretz
L.A. council candidate received, then swore off developer donations

At a forum Tuesday night in Hollywood, nearly a dozen candidates vying to replace termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were asked a question: Will you accept campaign contributions from developers? Among those answering "no" was candidate Teddy Davis, who once worked for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. City ethics records show Davis previously received several campaign contributions from developers. Davis said Wednesday that he was aware of the developer contributions when he answered the question Tuesday night. His campaign manager, Anthony Holland, said Davis understood the questioner to be asking whether he would accept future campaign...