Councilman Eric Garcetti took a narrow lead in the critical race for money in the March 5 mayoral primary over Controller Wendy Greuel, with Councilwoman Jan Perry continuing to trail.

Garcetti reported having raised $727,503 in the period leading up to last Dec. 31 and has raised a total of $3.6 million and also has the maximum $667,000 in matching funds from the city Ethics Commission.

Greuel has raised $3.4 million for the election and also has maxed out at the $667,000 in matching funds.

Perry reported having raised a total of $1.4 million and also has $512,000 in matching funds.

Attorney and former radio talk show host Kevin James has raised $316,000 and has received $180,00 in matching funds while businessman Emanuel Pleitez raised $212,000. He has applied for matching funds.

In the race for city attorney, former Assemblyman Mike Feuer continued to lead the field with $898,000 raised and receiving the maximum $300,000 in matching funds. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich reported raising $318,000 and has received $158,000 in matching fund.

Private attorney Greg Smith reported $718,000 including a $620,000 personal loan. He has rejected matching funds.

Councilman Dennis Zine was the leading fundraiser in the race for controller, with more than $727,000 plus $267,000 in matching funds. Businessman Ron Galperin reported raising $304,000 and has received $133,000 in matching funds. Neighborhood councilmember Cary Brazeman reported having raised $136,000. He has rejected matching funds.


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In local City Council races, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield, D-Van Nuys, was the leading fundraiser in the 3rd District race, reporting more than $100,000. Certified accountant Joyce Pearson reported more than $78,000, including a $15,000 loan; small business owner Elizabeth Badger reported $35,000 plus $33,000 in matching funds; business owner Cary Iaccino reported $29,000 and city investigator Steven Presberg reported $8,100.

Councilman Paul Koretz, in the 5th District, reported raising more than $125,000. None of his opponents reported any contributions.

In the 7th District, former Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes was leading with $191,000. Actress-producer Krystee Clark reported more than $8,100 and education advocate Nicole Chase reported raising more than $7,000.


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