After Tony Cardenas was elected to Congress in 2012, Nury Martinez won a special election to fill out his unexpired term on the LA City Council. She defeated Cindy Montañez — who was the favorite, with backing from Mayor Garcetti and the County Democratic Party. Now, Martinez is running for re-election, and Montañez is the challenger — but the Mayor and the Party have switched sides. This time, they’re backing the incumbent, Nury Martinez. Dakota Smith is covering the race for the Daily News.