Los Angeles city attorney candidate Jack Weiss aired a provocative new television ad this week that again attempts to brand opponent Carmen Trutanich with the gun clients represented by Trutanich's Long Beach law firm, Trutanich-Michel.
But Trutanich's campaign has cried foul, saying a number of the claims in Weiss' ad take Trutanich's comments out of context. Here's a look at the claims and the candidates' positions:
Weiss ad: "Trutanich proudly claims the National Rifle Assn. is his client."
Analysis: Trutanich says that he has never represented the NRA -- this was confirmed by the group's spokesman -- and that he disagrees with many of the group's positions. His law partner, Chuck Michel, is an attorney for the NRA. Trutanich and Michel share their firm's profits. Weiss has said one reason he is running for city attorney is to fight the NRA.