So much for staying neutral. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said that he would not get involved in the campaign to succeed him, saying he wants to maintain good relations with both Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti.
— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 16, 2013
Garcetti thus claimed some of the moral high ground without actually calling on his allies to pull the ad.
Our Latino community deserves better, all negative tv ads in Spanish should come down. #LAmayor
— Wendy Greuel (@Wendy_Greuel) May 16, 2013
“We wish none of the Super PAC ads were running,” said Jeff Millman, Garcetti's spokesman. “That's why Garcetti offered Greuel the People's Pledge to stop Super PACs on both sides, but Greuel rejected the offer to encourage the DWP union Super PAC to buy the mayor's office for her.”