Smith increases tv and radio ads as yard sign campaign rolls out
City Attorney candidate Greg Smith's campaign upped it's media buys on broadcast tv and radio.
Smith's popular 'Fought for Me' tv ad will continue to air to election day with slots throughout the day and additional prime time slots secured to achieve maximum exposure with as many as 40% of the voters who remained undecided at the end of last week.
Smith's radio ad, originally intended as a response to Mike Feuer's attack ad, proved so popular that its buy has been extended through election day even though Feuer has withdrawn his ad.
While tv and radio have been the trust of Smith's campaign, over a thousand yard signs hit the streets of Los Angeles at the end of last week.
In the final hours of the campaign, Smith leads the pack in communicating with voters. The LA Times poll put Smith in a statistical tie with Carmen Trutanich for second place, and the latest push by the Smith campaign will likely see Smith surpass Trutanich who has chosen to continue to attack Mike Feuer.
Trutanich blasts Feuer in mailer, benefits from shady Independent Expenditure
A previously unheard of group called 'LA Residents for Accountability to Support Carmen Trutanich for LA City Attorney 2013' has made a late Independent Expenditure of $63,636 to send a hit piece mailer attacking Mike Feuer.
Curiously, the group that touts 'Accountability' in its title is less than transparent when it comes to who and where they are.
|No representative from 'LA Residents for Accountability to Support Carmen Trutanich for LA City Attorney 2013'|
was to be found at the mailbox rented by the group.
The Dragnet did learn that the AEG Inc who supplied the 'major funding' for the mailer, is not the Staples Center operator Anschutz Entertainment Group, but some other organization.
Trutanich's defeat on March 5, 2013 will make a little political history; it will be the first time an elected city official has lost two elections in less than a year, and it will be the first time an incumbent City Attorney has been defeated.