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Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa
Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa

With billionaire Tom Steyer opting out of California’s U.S. Senate race on Thursday, the most likely major rival for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appears to be former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. For now, Harris is the lone major contender for the Senate seat that Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer plans to vacate next year. But Villaraigosa, who was spending Thursday in Washington, has been working hard behind the scenes to lay groundwork to run against Harris. Villaraigosa, who left office as mayor in 2013, might still opt to run instead for governor in 2018 — or to abandon his plan to try to return to elected office. But if he enters the Senate race, as many close...

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