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Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti meet with churchgoers weekend before election

May 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles' two mayoral candidates hit the campaign trail hard with just two days left until voters cast their ballots in the citywide election.

Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti targeted churchgoers Sunday, hoping to garner support from African-American voters.

Greuel stopped by the Ward AME Church on West 25th Street. She said she's trying to connect with voters and convince them to head to the polls.

Her opponent met with parishioners just down the street at First AME Church on Harvard Boulevard.

As the candidates campaigned across the city, both stressed the importance of getting people to vote.

"I feel really good about it. It's a tight race, so I'm encouraging everyone to go out to vote," said Greuel.

Garcetti said it's also important to connect with the voters on social media.

"Leave no door unknocked, leave no phone uncalled, leave no Twitter account untweeted, leave no Facebook page uncommented on. I mean, it's everywhere," said Garcetti.

A new Los Angeles Times poll shows Garcetti leading Greuel by seven points.

Garcetti capped off a long day of appearances with a pep talk to volunteers at his campaign headquarters.

Greuel greeted the public while bowling in Studio City.

The two candidates have attacked each other with negative campaign ads, but they both say they're focusing on what's important to voters as Election Day approaches.

"Most importantly, we're running on a record of results, and I think that's what people want, not to hear attacks. They want to hear accomplishments," said Garcetti.


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