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Friday, February 22, 2008

Villaraigosa to run for second term as Mayor

With his political options near nil, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he would run for a second term as Mayor of the nation's second largest city.
In a "one on one" with PBS's Charlie Rose, Villaraigosa while stating the virtues of the "Mrs. Bill Clinton Campaign, verbalize his intentions to remain in office.
One can make a case that Villaraigosa has no choice.

The "Mrs. Bill Clinton Campaign" is in deep trouble, especially with Hillary's performance in last night's debate in Texas. That would make the likelyhood of heading to D.C. as a cabinet member(HUD??), next to none.

In regards to the race to replace the "KENNEDY REPUBLICAN" in 2010, Villaraigosa is behind the likes of Attorney General Jerry Brown, Steve Westly, and San Fran. Mayor Gavin Newsome in most polls.

Thus in reading his "political tea leaves", City Hall at this time is his only realistic option, and that is no sure thing.

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