Candidate for Los Angeles Mayor Walter Moore announced Thursday he reached a critical threshold in his campaign to unseat Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in that he has raised $150,000 for his campaign. This now qualifies Moore for City matching funds as well as gets him into the debates.
If Villaraigosa accepts City matching funds, he will be required to debate Moore. If he opts not to take the funds and debate Moore, the Mayor will lose up to $1 million in campaign funds.
Moore reaching this level now makes it harder for the mainstream media to ignore his candidacy in campaign coverage.
Whatever you think of Moore or Villaraigosa, additional competition is healthy for our Democracy and voters will have at least two choices.