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Obama Won't Endorse Garcetti or Greuel for L.A. Mayor
If you were waiting for some inspiration from the country's main man when it comes to picking your candidate for the next mayor of Los Angeles, it's not going to happen.
In the upcoming vote that pits City Councilman Eric Garcetti against City Controller Wendy Greuel, while both have gathered an impressive slate of endorsers, today the White House indicated President Barack Obama would not being given his thumbs up to either candidate.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in Washington, D.C. today that Obama would be abstaining from an endorsement in the L.A. Mayoral race, following a tradition of avoiding endorsements in races that feature competing Democrats, according to City News Service.
In the March 5 election, Garcetti drew 32.93% of the vote, with Greuel taking 29.19%, forcing them into the expected runoff on May 21.
Today, Garcetti did pick up the endorsement of his former rival for the gig, Republican Kevin James. Meanwhile, Greuel is looking to "reboot" her race, since her strong union affiliation seems to be doing more harm than good in these final weeks.