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Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo
Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo

After squeaking into the runoff election for Los Angeles County sheriff, Paul Tanaka posted a message on his website. He had been trounced by Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell, but his hopes of leading the department where he spent 31 years were still alive. "We need someone who is ready to lead on Day One," he wrote June 5. "We have just begun this effort!" Since then, the retired undersheriff has mostly disappeared from view, throwing the contest to lead one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies into a strange limbo. He has ignored requests to debate McDonnell. He dismissed his campaign team after the primary and apparently has not brought on...

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