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LA’s mayor chosen to chair Democratic Convention

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

imageHow’s this for a California political ripple? Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been selected chairman of this summer’s Democratic National Convention. Not such a surprise, considering the premium the Obama campaign places on collecting Latino votes in November.

Political upshot: It boosts the profile of one of three Dems most often mentioned as a future contender for governor. The others, of course: state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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