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Sexual harassment suit fizzles as issue in Huizar re-election bid
Sexual harassment suit fizzles as issue in Huizar re-election bid

For months, two of Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar’s opponents did their best to remind voters of the sexual harassment case filed against him. Former county Supervisor Gloria Molina repeatedly mentioned the lawsuit, filed by a former Huizar aide, in her campaign mailers. On the campaign trail, she promised to provide “responsible leadership,” a phrase aimed at reminding voters of both the case and the Council’s decision to spend up to $200,000 on lawyers to defend Huizar. The lawsuit was quietly settled last year. And on election day, the legal drama simply fizzled as an issue. Huizar, who represents neighborhoods from downtown to Eagle Rock, overwhelmed...

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