Greuel says she's in
City Controller Wendy Greuel chooses the week before a municipal election to "unofficially" announce her plans to run for the job of Mayor in 2013. She could have made this "unofficial" announcement quietly but she did not; she told Rick Orlov of her intentions on Monday.
I'm sure challenger candidates are not too thrilled about that; but then again, Controller Greuel has always done everything she could to appeal to the status quo without seeming to do so. Her move is not only timed to get a leg up on fundraising but to help draw attention away from incumbent races in this final week, in the hope of having a favor or two turned later. For the Daily News, it's one more day without a leading campaign story.
Orlov identifies the other hopefuls as Council President Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Jan Perry, State Sen. Alex Padilla, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Rick Caruso and Austin Beutner. We have also heard the name Herb Wesson in this conversation.
For 2009 and 2005 Mayoral primary election totals, here you go.