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Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack
Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack

The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile to Sherman Oaks is shaping up as Los Angeles' most unpredictable election this year. Fourteen candidates are vying to replace 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge, who will soon be termed out of office. Experts say the crowded field offers a rare chance to any contender who is able to cobble together the few thousand votes that will probably be needed to advance to a May runoff. With no incumbent and no clear front-runner, City Hall watchers say it's unusually hard to guess who will emerge to represent a sprawling array of some of L.A.'s more affluent and politically...

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