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L.A. Now Live: Discuss Henry Waxman's retirement, possible replacements

L.A. Now Live: Discuss Henry Waxman's retirement, possible replacements
Rep. Henry Waxman fields phone calls in his Capitol Hill office. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Join Times staff writers Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak at 9 a.m. Friday to discuss the retirement of Rep. Henry A. Waxman and the political implications of the move as others consider running for his seat.

Waxman's retirement creates an exceedingly rare opportunity for politicians to secure an open congressional seat in a strongly Democratic and affluent area.

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Former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel has declared her candidacy for the seat and more than half a dozen others are considering bids, with some possibly making their announcements Friday.

Mehta and Barabak will discuss Waxman's legacy as a politician and the field of potential candidates for the seat.

During the chat, readers can submit questions and comments and we'll get to as many of them as we can.

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