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Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far. The former Los Angeles mayor was uniquely positioned to enter the campaign with a broad foundation of support, most solidly among Latinos in Southern California. But after more than six weeks of private consultations with political leaders and campaign consultants, Villaraigosa, 62, bowed out of contention. "I know that my heart and my family are here in California, not Washington, D.C.," Villaraigosa said in a...

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