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Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race
Sheila Kuehl takes slim lead over Bobby Shriver in supervisor race

Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, whose election drive was buoyed by significant backing from public employee unions, took a slim lead Tuesday over former Santa Monica City Council member Bobby Shriver in a pivotal race for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Kuehl, Shriver and their backers raised and spent millions in a hard-fought contest to replace longtime board member Zev Yaroslavsky in a sprawling west county district that includes high-income and blue-collar suburbs stretching from Santa Monica to the north San Fernando Valley. The early lead lifted spirits at Kuehl's election party on Santa Monica's oceanfront, where the candidate hugged...

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