The final televised debate just took place, and there were plenty of clean hits.
I continue to feel that Garcetti does better in front of cameras than Greuel, although Greuel kept her attack-and-play-victim-on-the-counterattack card handy. Still, Garcetti pointed out the unfair targeting of the Hispanic communities with false promises of raising the minimum wage to $15, in which she denied participating, but everyone following the issue has heard by now that it was one of the unions leaning Greuel. She denied knowing who was behind it but that dirty-tricks hypocrisy had been going strong since the mountain of negative Greuel and Greuel DWP-superpac ads filled the airwaves until Greuel’s money ran out.
Now she calls for a stop to negative campaigning and the DWP superpac puts out a positive ad just as Garcetti finally responds with a negative ad to counter the push. Greuel and her operatives have timed the LA attention-span well, but they continue to suffer financially and politically since running out of direct campaign wealth and relying almost exclusively on DWP ads.
Advantage remains Garcetti, if the last few weeks continue to go this way and with the force of his campaign, his team’s fundraising, and its own stick-and-move shuck-and-jive tactics to fend off the scrappy and superpac-in-corner Greuel.