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Villaraigosa will not pursue 2016 Senate seat

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced he won’t challenge state Attorney General Kamala Harris for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. That boosts the prospects of fellow Democrat Rep. Loretta Sanchez of Garden

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Gavin Newsom takes steps to run for governor of California

Shaking up an already fast-moving political landscape, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed in an email to his list that he had taken the first step toward a run for governor in 2018. Framing his announcement as a characteristically Californian statement “without evasiveness

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Will Nunez scandal hurt Villaraigosa Senate run?

It’s looking like former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is running for the U.S. Senate seat now open with Sen. Barbara Boxer’s impending retirement. He’s “very, very close to running,” close friend Fabian Nunez told the Los Angeles Times. “There’s still a

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Villaraigosa record has pluses for Senate bid — and landmines

The signs are growing that state and national Democrats’ attempts to clear the U.S. Senate field in 2016 for California Attorney General Kamala Harris aren’t working. Several well-known Democrats are seriously considering challenging Harris, and at least a couple seem

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Clintons could influence Boxer successor

Through their political ups and downs, Bill and Hillary Clinton managed to steadily expand their network of professional and personal relationships. In addition to supplying them with a formidable base of loyalty and resources heading into 2016 and Hillary’s expected presidential

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Sen. Villaraigosa? 7

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is looking for voters to promote him to U.S. senator in 2016. The Times ran an analysis of his pluses and minuses. Basically, his strength is that he’s a Latino candidate who could count on Southern

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Prof. Dr. Antonio Villaraigosa, M.A., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., D.D., and B.S. 10

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa brought Los Angeles to the brink of bankruptcy, as warned another former mayor, Richard Riordan. The next recession still could see L.A. go BK. Also on Villaraigosa’s watch, the city’s schools continued to underperform,

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Could this man beat Jerry Brown?

Odds are, Gov. Jerry Brown will be with California until 2019. Consider the political situation. It’s no secret that Brown, now 75 years old, would like to be the longest-serving governor in California history. Although he hasn’t formally announced, he

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