Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last week that he is endorsing democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President in the 2016 election.
“I know that she understands the challenges and opportunities facing our cities and will be a powerful leader in building our future,” Garcetti said.
Garcetti’s announcement came Thursday from his personal website almost five hours after an endorsement came via email from the mayor’s office. Shortly after the first endorsement was emailed, the office said it was “sent in error” – a phrase that spread across social media.
Garcetti’s second endorsement of Clinton was the same as the first.
“She will fight to transform the lives of hard-working Americans because she shares the values we hold dear – she has a passion for civil rights, the know-how to connect our communities, the drive to tackle economic inequality, and a commitment to ensuring millions know the benefits of citizenship,” Garcetti said in both endorsements. “… And in Hillary Clinton, Mayors will have a partner – someone who is ready to stand up for our mainstream economy, and the people who need help the most.”