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L.A.'s quiet election season needs more candidate debates
L.A.'s quiet election season needs more candidate debates

At a breakfast-hour Council District 4 candidate debate last week, I jokingly asked one of the prospective council members whether this was the 26th or 27th forum. This is every morning, the candidate replied, with some exasperation. "Every. Morning." That was an exaggeration, but not by much. Candidates for the open seat to replace termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge have two or three debates a week. So far, there have been at least 10 forums that have been held or are scheduled. Several debates have invited all 14 candidates to participate, and most of the events have been packed with potential voters. The candidates have repeatedly answered questions about how they would...

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