City Councilman Eric Garcetti challenged rival Controller Wendy Greuel to donate half of the outside funds spent on their respective L.A. mayoral campaigns to charity at a Sherman Oaks debate on Wednesday.
Garcetti says he wants to lessen special interests’ influence in the 2013 mayor’s race. Greuel is his closest rival in the race.
Independent expenditure committees and SuperPACs aren’t governed by contribution limits, and can spend lavishly on candidates. The committees are forbidden from coordinating with the candidates campaigns, but they hold huge influence since they can buy advertising, mailers and radio spots.
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