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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

Meanwhile, billionaire activist Tom Steyer is having second thoughts because of Trump. [ more › ]

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

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Leader of former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's PAC has a history with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

11 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

Updates on California politics: Republicans remember state Sen. Sharon Runner, California water fight surfaces on Capitol Hill July 14, 2016, 2:33 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: State Sen. Sharon Runner,...

Ex-L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa starts fundraising for anti-Trump PAC targeting immigrants

last yearNews : The Raw Story

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations. “I’m focusing all my efforts...

Antonio Villaraigosa backs 'Black Minds Matter' report's changes to schools

Calling the achievement gap facing minority students in schools “the civil rights issue of our time,” former Los Angeles mayor and potential gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed sweeping changes to California schools at a Capitol rally Thursday. Hundreds of African American students...

3 Named to Top Posts of Latino Group’s ‘Super PAC’

Representative Joaquín Castro of Texas; Melissa Mark-Viverito, the New York City Council speaker; and Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, will be co-chairs of the Latino Victory Fund, the “super PAC” of the Latino Victory Project, which plans to aggressively counter candidates whose policies it believes will harm the Latino population.

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