Day Of Outrage: Wendy Greuel Attacks Felon Donor, Eric Garcetti Ally Calls Feminist Group's Ad Sexist

EMILY's List mailer
EMILY's List mailer
The Greuel campaign used the Ripinsky polo fundraiser to continue press its theme that Garcetti is "in it for himself" and "likes to play by his own rules." EMILY's List, a feminist organization supporting Greuel, hit on the same theme in a mailer sent out this week accusing Garcetti of "putting himself first."

The mailer features a blonde starlet emerging from a limo, under the caption "Most Los Angeles families don't live like this." It faults Garcetti for taking free tickets to the Academy Awards, among other things.

On Tuesday, activist Marta Evry, a Garcetti supporter, launched an online petition calling on EMILY's List to pull the ad because it uses "sexist imagery."

"This objectifies women," Evry said. "EMILY's List has no business doing that... What kind of message is that -- using that as an insult?"

Meanwhile, Greuel continues to spend heavily on TV commercials this week, putting another $700,000 into airtime as she seeks to shake up the race. Greuel has spent $1.4 million on  TV over the last two weeks, which is almost all of the $1.5 million her campaign had in the bank as of Apr. 6. She has raised more since then, but it's not clear how she could maintain this pace of TV spending for the remaining three-plus weeks of the campaign.

Garcetti is also expected to launch his first TV commercial of the runoff on Wednesday, with a more modest buy of about $300,000, according to a source familiar with campaign TV spending.


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