Mike Feuer, a candidate for L.A. city attorney, raised about $96,000 last quarter, bringing his total war chest to $1.2 million, his campaign announced today.
Feuer is seeking to unseat incumbent Carmen Trutanich, who got a late start in fundraising due to his failed bid for district attorney. As of Sept. 30, Trutanich lagged well behind Feuer in total contributions.
In a press release, the Feuer campaign said he had solidified his "front runner status." His fourth quarter total, however, was about $50,000 less than he raised in the third quarter. That may be due, in part, to a Dec. 3 car crash, which put Feuer in the hospital for several days.
The Trutanich campaign has yet to announce his totals for the most recent quarter. "When we're ready, we'll release our documents," said spokesman John Schwada.
Also in the race is attorney Greg Smith. Smith has raised about $750,000 -- including $650,000 of his own money.
Feuer has raised $898,000, and will receive another $300,000 in public matching funds. In a release, John Shallman, Feuer's strategist, crowed that Feuer "has a commanding lead in significant endorsements and funds raised... The momentum behind Mike's campaign is building at just the right time."
As of Sept. 30, Trutanich had raised $223,000 and qualified for another $159,000 in matching funds, bringing his total to $381,000.