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Californicators Still Lead 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary Race

Californicators Democrats Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still lead the 2018 California gubernatorial Primary. The post Californicators Still Lead 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary Race appeared first on RedState.

Latino voters could make all the difference in California's narrowing race for governor

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom shouldn’t be called the front-runner anymore in the race for California governor. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has essentially caught up. “It’s a virtual toss,” says Mark Baldassare, president and pollster of the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California....

That powerful elected office a candidate held years ago? California voters won't see it when they mark their 2018 ballot

Of all his former political posts, Antonio Villaraigosa is most widely known for serving eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, a powerful position that he’s counting on voters to remember as they scan next year’s ballot in the race for governor. Except he can’t call himself the former mayor. His...

Poll: Newsom, Villaraigosa lead pack in California governor's race as Feinstein's reelection bid is sailing

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa top the field in California’s race for governor, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has a dominate lead in her bid for reelection. But a third of likely voters...

Antonio Villaraigosa left the mayor's office 'with no job, no house, no car.' Here's how he made millions since then

A glimpse at Villaraigosa's tax returns shows how he's made millions since he left the mayor's office - and how he's still paying for personal foibles and remains connected with the Hollywood red carpets he once enjoyed walking.

Dodgers Winning World Series 'Great for America,' Says Former L.A. Mayor

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

A Dodgers World Series would be a HUGE win for the entire country -- so says longtime L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?.  Not that he's biased or anything. We got Mayor V -- who was in office from '05 to '13 -- out at Craig's...…

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

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

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...

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