Mike Feuer

City Attorney Mike Feuer Drops Out of Race for LA Mayor

Mike Feuer's announcement comes just weeks before voting ends in the California Primary election on June 7.

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Another candidate has dropped out of the race for Los Angeles mayor.

City Attorney Mike Feuer has withdrawn from the contest. He is expected to endorse Congresswoman Karen Bass.

Feuer joined Bass at a Tuesday morning rally in Encino.

"I've done a lot of soul-searching and I need to do what is best for our city," Feuer said, noting low poll numbers. "That means stepping aside and supporting an exceptional candidate who can win -- who must win -- because the stakes for Los Angeles could hardly be higher.

"I'm proud to stand here with my longtime friend, colleague and partner to endorse, in the strongest possible terms, Karen Bass for mayor of Los Angeles. Karen is a great listener, treats everyone with respect, has values and is less focused on who gets the credit than about accomplishing big things.''

NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with City Attorney Mike Feuer about his run for Mayor of Los Angeles. They discuss his plan for dealing with the homeless, the police shortage and the DWP scandal.

Feuer's candidacy included a campaign ad that featured him walking a dachshund around Los Angeles. The ad portrayed Feuer as the race's underdog and listed some of his work as the city's top prosecutor.

Martin, the dog in the ad, is a professional actor, the LA Times reported.

It has been one of the few ads from a mayoral candidate not named Rick Caruso, whose campaign confirmed Tuesday that he has been endorsed by community organizer Sweet Alice Harris and Snoop Dogg.

The announcement comes just weeks before voting ends in the California Primary election on June 7. The top two candidates will face off on Nov. 8.

Last week, Los Angeles Councilmember Joe Buscaino withdrew from the race to endorse billionaire businessman Rick Caruso.

The primary ballot sent before the announcements includes Buscaino, Caruso, Bass, Feuer, Kevin de León, activist Gina Viola, real estate agent Mel Wilson, business executive Craig Greiwe, social justice advocate Alex Gruenenfelder Smith, lawyer Andrew Kim, entrepreneur Ramit Varma and business owner John "Jsamuel'' Jackson.

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