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Fundraising Totals for City Attorney & District 5 Election are Close

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The two most contested local battles on the May 19th ballot will be over City Attorney and the seat for Council District 5, which roams from the Westside to the Valley. In the latest reporting period for campaign contributions and expenses, which ended April 4th, the money races are neck and neck, found the LA Times.

Just separated by a handful of votes in the March primary, District 5 Candidates David T. Vahedi and Paul Koretz have raised around $96,000 and $92,000, respectively, since the last election.

In the city attorney's race, the most surprising results are found. Newcomer Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich has raised over a half million dollars with some $86,000 in bills still to pay. Current 5th district Councilmember Jack Weiss has raised $408,815. In the primary election, Weiss out-raised Trutanich by nearly a million dollars and won the primary, but did not have enough votes to win outright.

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