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Former L.A. Mayor Takes Shot at Scooter Braun, Gavin Newsom in Cali Governor's Race

One of the leading contenders for the Democrats in the next California gubernatorial election has just taken aim at his archrival, using Scooter Braun to fire the shot. Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has just reacted to the TMZ story, in…

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.) said California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) will be “knocking on doors in Iowa,” indicating Saturday he expects she will run for president. Villaraigosa, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, was asked by MSNBC host […]

Are You Ready For President Kamala Harris In 2020?

With Donald Trump circling the drain, we might as well start thinking about 2020! And former El Lay mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just gave us a big name to follow: Kamala Harris. Currently a California freshman Senator, Harris apparently plans to launch a presidential run in 2020 — at least according to Villaraigosa! Related: Al Franken Breaks Down Trump's [...]

Hollywood picks Gavin Newsom over Antonio Villaraigosa in California's race for governor

As mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa built relationships in Hollywood: He sought the counsel of studio heads, fought for state tax credits to keep film and television production in the city and mingled with celebrities on the red carpet at glitzy film premieres and HBO parties. In return,...

Advisor swap: What hiring his rival's top aide will and won't do for Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa

The top contenders to be California’s next governor have similar low points in their political careers: extramarital affairs that exploded in public view during their tenures as big-city mayors. And in a twist that reveals the small world of Golden State politics, they’ve each hired advisors who...

Antonio Villaraigosa targets Gavin Newsom as he stumps on Eastside

The rivalry between Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom intensified Saturday as the former Los Angeles mayor suggested his chief opponent in the governor’s race was a finger-in-the-wind politician unworthy of leading California’s resistance to President Trump. “His M.O. is to be for something,...

Californicators Lead in 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary

The Sacramento Bee reports that a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey of California likely voters finds that Californicator Democrats Lt. Gov. and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still lead the 2018...Show More Summary

Voters should support independent thinkers Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez for the L.A. Unified school board

The Los Angeles Unified school board has teetered back and forth during the past decade-and-a-half, from a pro-charter, pro-reform majority aligned with the likes of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Broad Foundation to one that is leery of charters and more in tune with teachers’ unions,...

The Garcetti Decade

In 2009, Los Angeles magazine put a picture of Antonio Villaraigosa, newly elected to a second term as mayor, on its cover beneath a blaring single-word headline: “Failure.” His successor, Eric Garcetti, who is on the verge of his own second term, has never faced that kind of hostility from the...

Antonio Villaraigosa scoops up contribution from fellow former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

Essential Politics: Brown plays down any chance of Trump punishing California, Schwarzenegger calls for national redistricting reform Feb. 16, 2017, 12:37 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...

L.A. still has work to do on pension reform

Los Angeles’ elected leaders have frequently praised themselves for passing pension reforms. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa repeatedly claimed to have made “the most far-reaching effort in the nation” to rein in employee retirement benefits. And Mayor Eric Garcetti said this year that L.A. had...

Despite L.A.'s boasts of pension reform, the cost to taxpayers has never been higher

Los Angeles officials often boast about how they stemmed the rising cost of employee pensions, an expense that has hobbled cash-strapped cities throughout California. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said changes he oversaw in 2011 and 2012, which included lower pensions for new employees and...

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Steps Into The 2018 Governor's Race

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Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to run for governor

The election is 2018, but candidates are already lining up. The former mayor, who was raised by a single mother in Boyle Heights, said his campaign will focus on rebuilding the middle class and assisting Californians who have been “left behind” in the new economy, along with improving public schools and repairing the state’s deteriorating [...]

Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa enters California governor race

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Former Los Angeles Mayor and former California State Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday publicly launched his campaign to become the next governor of the country’s most populous state. With a new campaign website, the Democrat said his main focuses if elected would be investing...

Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa running for governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he is running for California governor, joining a growing field for the 2018 contest that includes the lieutenant governor and treasurer. … Click to Continue »

Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Is Running For California Governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) announced Thursday he’ll run for California governor in 2018. Villaraigosa’s announcement ends months of speculation about whether he’d jump in the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who is expected to retire after this term. Show More Summary

Villaraigosa Will Run for Governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) “began his 2018 bid for governor with a a new website, confirming his entrance into what is expected to be a competitive race,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “After a three-year hiatus from [...]

Antonio Villaraigosa jumps into 2018 California governor's race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday began his 2018 bid for governor with a a new website, confirming his entrance into what is expected to be a competitive race.  After a three-year hiatus from the political limelight, Villaraigosa joins a heady field of candidates that is...

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorses marijuana legalization initiative

Essential Politics: Presidential write-in options announced for California, politics podcast digs deep on the Trump effect Oct. 31, 2016, 3:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: California voters can write in presidential...

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