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Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton in tight race
Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton in tight race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close election” for president. “I’m not sure we’re a party of enough new ideas,” Villaraigosa told several dozen finance executives at a private equity conference in Santa Monica. “I think both parties kind of are married to their constituencies and their powerful interests, and they’re unwilling to challenge them in the way I did as mayor.” Villaraigosa, who as mayor clashed with teachers unions,...

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