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Can anyone fill Henry Waxman's shoes?
Can anyone fill Henry Waxman's shoes?

The cliche of Westside politics is that they're soft — arguments about human rights over bowls of kale chips on the verandas of mansions. There's a nugget of truth in that, but politics on the Westside also play out in suburban community centers, union meeting halls and political klatches along Lincoln Boulevard, as I recently saw while reporting on the campaign to succeed legendary congressman Henry Waxman. When Waxman announced his intention not to seek a 21st term a few months ago, a gaggle of candidates jumped in to vie for his seat. It's an interesting field with some promising contenders; of the 18 candidates, most observers consider Wendy Greuel, Ted Lieu,...

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