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Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate, leaving state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as the only major candidate. "I am humbled by the encouragement I've received from so many to serve in the United States Senate," Villaraigosa said in a written statement. "But as I think about how best to serve the people of this great state, I know that my heart and my family are here in California, not Washington, D.C." Villaraigosa’s surprise decision followed weeks of meetings and phone conversations with Democratic luminaries, campaign consultants, fundraisers and...

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