We're already getting a little nostalgic for the L.A. mayor's race, which will be over next Tuesday. Call us crazy, but we think we'll miss the attack ads the most. There's just something compelling about seeing fundamentally decent public servants portray each other as child-killing monsters.
During the racist and anti-immigrant era of Pete Wilson, Wendy Greuel was a Republican. She stayed with the Republican party for 13 years — until she wanted to start her political career. Greuel would do anything to get elected. Eric Garcetti opposed Pete Wilson and Proposition 187. He's a lifelong Democrat who has always been on our side — not just when it's expedient. (Garcetti) “This is our year.” Who will be a better mayor for us? The choice is clear: vote Eric Garcetti for Mayor.
Wilson was elected in 1990, when Greuel was a registered Republican. But Proposition 187 — the initiative to bar undocumented immigrants from access to public services — didn't come along until 1994, two years after Greuel had reregistered as a Democrat.
“I call on Eric Garcetti to denounce this attack ad, which is a flat-out lie. In Spanish we have a saying, 'No tienen verguenza' — they have no shame. To lie to the community about someone who actually fought against Proposition 187 is as low as you can go.”