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Garcetti Appeals to Democrats for Support
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: District attorneys; Local elections -- Los Angeles California
Author: Landsberg, Mitchell
Date: Apr 5, 2000
Start Page: 1
Section: Metro; PART- B; Metro Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

To win a third term, Garcetti will have to do some multiplication between now and a November runoff with challenger Steve Cooley, who finished first March 7 with 38% of the vote. In that quest, Garcetti reached out Tuesday to some core constituents at Junior's restaurant in Westwood, a power-breakfast hub in Westside liberaldom.

Garcetti may be running for reelection to a nonpartisan office, but there was nothing nonpartisan about his appearance before about 25 members of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, who greeted the prosecutor enthusiastically.

As a Democrat running against a Republican challenger, Garcetti knows that one key to a third term in office lies in Los Angeles County's nearly 2-1 ratio of Democrats to Republicans. While not ignoring the GOP and conservatives, Garcetti appears to be doing what he can to shore up his base.

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