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Speculation is heating up that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might run for an open Senate seat in California. If Villaraigosa ran, it would set up a major fight between two Democrats in one of the biggest, most expensive blue states in the country — a prospect that many national Democrats hope to avoid.So far, Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris is the only candidate who has officially announced a bid for the seat that Sen. But Villaraigosa, also a Democrat, has been actively exploring a run, taking meetings and seeking advice from people such as his successor, current L. With other top contenders — billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and Lt. Gavin Newsom — also opting out, it could be the difference between a cakewalk for Harris or a real dogfight.Here are five things you need to know about Villaraigosa:1.His last name is a combination of his and his ex-wife's.Antonio Villaraigosa is the former Mayor of Los Angeles and the former Speaker of the California Assembly, who began his career as a local labor leader with the United Teachers Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in state and local government, business, education, organized labor and the nonprofit sector.
They joined their last names to create Villaraigosa.2. Two years later he won a seat on the city council and finally won the mayor's office in 2005.3.He has failed the bar exam four times (and never ended up passing).4.He developed a benign tumor on his spine when he was a teenager that causes him recurring pain and has required two surgeries.5. Antonio Villaraigosa speaks about Proposition 13 during a Sacramento Press Club lunch in August 2011 when he was Los Angeles mayor.Villaraigosa’s announcement Tuesday that he won’t be running for the U. Senate seat leaves Latino leaders without an obvious choice.
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