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How Villaraigosa lost the governor’s race despite tens of millions of dollars spent to boost his bid

Antonio Villaraigosa pauses, looking out a window before a radio interview in Los Angeles.

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California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa is hugged after conceding.

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Antonio Villaraigosa gets a hug from a family member after his concession speech on election night at the City Market Social House in Downtown Los Angeles.

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California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa walks off stage after speaking to his supporters on election night at the City Market Social House in downtown Los Angeles.

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Antonio Villaraigosa, with his wife, Patty Villaraigosa, at his side, is stopped by Martha Jimenez, left, to hold hands and say a prayer after he submitted his completed mail ballot Tuesday morning at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School.

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Antonio Villaraigosa is greeted by Arianny Cortez, 5, Iliana Cortez, 7, and Leila Cortez, 9, as he campaigns  in Riverside

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Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa, center,  speaks at a campaign event with a carpenters union at a Riverside restaurant on Sunday.

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Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, prays with the Rev. Johnteris Tate during Sunday services at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

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Antonio Villaraigosa greets supporters at Dulan’s Soul Food on Crenshaw in Los Angeles.

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Gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa campaigns at the Grand Central Market on May 31, part of a round-the-clock barnstorm of greater Los Angeles.

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