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Villaraigosa must decide on business deals as he mulls Senate run
Villaraigosa must decide on business deals as he mulls Senate run

As Antonio Villaraigosa weighs whether to mount a U.S. Senate bid, he faces a complication that his top rival doesn't have to worry about: How will he make a living during a campaign that could last as long as 21 months? Since he left office in 2013, the former Los Angeles mayor has taken on consulting jobs and other work that a grueling Senate race would force him to scale back or abandon. Kamala Harris, a fellow Democrat who would be his leading opponent, holds a $154,000-a-year job as state attorney general that provides not just a steady paycheck but also constant opportunities to draw media coverage that serves her political needs. A Villaraigosa spokesman declined to comment...

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