The political calculus of the 2013 race for L.A. mayor
Courted heavily by both contenders, the congresswoman announces her support in a press event at City Hall. Garcetti touts backing from black Democratic Rep. Karen Bass.
Those in higher-crime areas, who vote in lower numbers, supported the proposal almost to the same extent that more affluent voters rejected it. The hike was defeated.
As groups raising funds for Greuel and Garcetti pour money into the race -- a record $6.1 million so far -- voter-approved contribution restrictions become meaningless.
Eric Garcetti finished with 54.2%, Wendy Greuel with 45.8% of the 419,592 votes cast. The final tally confirms the preliminary outcomes in all contests on the ballot.