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05/16/2013 10:45 am ET

Attack Ads In Los Angeles Mayor's Race Seek Latino Votes

AP

The importance of Latinos in next week's mayoral election was highlighted again Wednesday as a new round of dueling attacks ads emerged seeking to undermine both candidates' appeal to Spanish-speaking voters.

In one spot appearing on Spanish-language television channels, longtime Democrat Wendy Greuel is criticized for having been registered as a Republican in the early 1990s during the era of former Gov. Pete Wilson — a figure reviled by many Latinos for his sponsorship of a ballot measure to deny immigrants in the country illegally certain government benefits.

In a separate Spanish-language TV ad scheduled to air Thursday, candidate Eric Garcetti is accused of wearing a "Latino mask" and forcing working-class Latinos out of Hollywood during his revitalization efforts there.

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