Top Los Angeles mayor candidates to meet in runoff

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Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – With all precincts reporting in Los Angeles, two City Hall veterans earned the right to advance to a runoff election to replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

City Councilman Eric Garcetti and city Controller Wendy Greuel set up a contest of two Democrats who occupy a lot of similar positions in an election to determine who will lead the nation’s second most populous city that’s troubled by double-digit unemployment and a looming budget gap.

Tuesday’s election capped a lackluster primary campaign that was snubbed by most of the city’s 1.8 million voters. Turnout was scant.

KFWB’s Penny Griego and Phil Hulett spoke with the candidates this morning.

Eric Garcetti:

Wendy Gruel:

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