Los Angeles, CA – The latest campaign reports filed with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission show community leader and attorney Grace Yoo, candidate for LA City Council District 10, reporting more cash on hand than her opponent, L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Yoo has $270,918. Her opponent has $260,468. Including matching funds, Yoo received $191,882.95 for the period of July 1 through September 19.
Her opponent Mark Ridley-Thomas received a total of only $36,000 more for the same period. Recent polling shows voters in LA City Council District 10 overwhelmingly favor Grace Yoo over long-time politician Mark Ridley-Thomas:
Grace Yoo – 56.8%
Mark Ridley-Thomas – 43.2%
Ridley-Thomas campaign insiders have stated that this race is a “…very tough run-off election, tougher than most people anticipated.” Contrary to what many predicted, entrenched politician Ridley-Thomas, was unable to win in the primary election with 56% of the district voting against him. Over the last few months, at least two other polls have been conducted in Council District 10 by Ridley-Thomas’ campaign or his supporters, yet none of the results have been made public.
When internal polling data shows a candidate is losing, the campaign rarely makes that information public.
The general election is November 3rd.