Mayor Candidate: Don't Underestimate Me!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Councilwoman Jan Perry's campaign for mayor is as much about overcoming perceptions as it is persuading people to vote for her.
"I don't understand why people say I'm the underdog," Perry said during a recent interview. "With matching funds, I'll have about the same amount of money as the others. And I've been around as long as they have."
The "others" in this race are City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti, who have been polling as the top two of the eight candidates running in the March 5 election to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. A November poll by Loyola Marymount University put Perry in third place, followed by Kevin James, a Republican former talk show host and former federal prosecutor.
But the same poll also found that 67percent of voters hadn't made up their minds yet. Perry, 57, a three-term member of the City Council who is termed out in July, remains optimistic she will be able to persuade many of those undecided voters that she i
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