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    California Governor Race Tightens Between Newsom and Villaraigosa

    California Governor Race Tightens Between Newsom and Villaraigosa


    by ADELLE NAZARIAN9 Jun 2017

    A new poll from the University of California’s Institute of Government Studies has found that the 2018 governor’s race is tightening between Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

    Both leading candidates are Democrats.

    According to the San Jose Mercury News, Villaraigosa has gained six points on Newsom since March. The race now stands at 22% for Newsom and 17% for Villraigosa, with 37% of voters stating no preference.

    The Mercury News addss: “Support was in the single digits for little-known Republicans John Cox and David Hadley and Democrats John Chiang, the state treasurer, and former state schools superintendent Delaine Eastin.”

    Newsom’s campaign reportedly declined to comment on the poll numbers, and Villaraigosa’s team downplayed his advance.

    The UC Berkeley IGS Poll also found that the San Francisco Bay Area was more fond of Newsom, while Southern California leaned towards Villaraigosa. However, that same poll reportedly also found that wealthier, white and black voters leaned heavily toward Newsom, whereas Villaraigosa earned more support from Latinos and those in low-income households.

    A total of 1,628 Californians, including 885 likely voters, were surveyed. The surveys were conducted in in six languages and dialects between May 4 and May 29, and reported a 3.3 percent margin of error.
    Left-wing billionaire and Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer is reportedly considering joining the race, as is . Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León.

    California politics remain dominated by Democrats from the Bay Area, which has higher rates of political participation than voters in the Los Angeles basin.

    That has hampered the ability of politicians from Southern California to win statewide races. New Attorney General Xavier Becerra was appointed, not elected. Latino politicians have also tended to fade, as former Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) did last year in her race against Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate.

    The 2018 gubernatorial race, however, may be a closer contest.

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    • Mayor of Los Angeles since 2005
    • Former President of the UCLA chapter of MEChA
    • Open Borders advocate
    • Supports expanded rights and privileges for illegal aliens
    • Served as a co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign

    Born Antonio Ramon Villar, Jr. in January 1953 in Los Angeles County, Antonio Villaraigosa is the current mayor of Los Angeles, California.

    Villaraigosa earned his bachelor’s degree in history at UCLA, where he served as a leader of the campus chapter of the radical Chicano student organization MEChA, a group he continues to support to this day.

    After UCLA, Villaraigosa attended the People’s College of Law, a private, non-accredited “community-run law school.” He subsequently took the California Bar Exam four times, failing on each occasion.

    He then found work as a labor organizer for United Teachers of Los Angeles, and eventually became a California Assembly Member, the Assembly Speaker, and a Los Angeles City Councilman.

    Villaraigosa also worked as an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union; he became President of both the Los Angeles chapter of the ACLU and a local chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees.

    At a 1996 Latino and Immigrant Rights rally in Washington, DC, Villaraigosa shared the stage with Augustine Cebeda, “Minister of Information” for the radical Latino group The Brown Berets of Aztlan. Cebeda was known for having stated, in the past: “Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out [of the U.S. Southwest]! We [Mexicans] are the future.... You old white people, it is your duty to die.”

    An advocate of racial preferences and welfare benefits for illegal aliens, Villaraigosa said in 1997:

    “Part of today’s reality has been propositions like 187 [to deny welfare benefits to California’s illegal aliens], propositions like 209 [to abolish racial preferences in California’s public sector], the welfare reform bill [of 1996], which targeted legal immigrants and targeted us as a community…. Today in California in the legislature, we’re engaged in a great debate, where not only were we talking about denying education to the children of undocumented workers, but now we’re talking about whether or not we should provide prenatal care to undocumented mothers. It’s not enough to elect Latino leadership. If they’re supporting legislation that denies the undocumented driver’s licenses, they don’t belong in office, friends…. If they can’t stand up and say, ‘You know what? I’m not ever going to support a policy that denies prenatal care to the children of undocumented mothers,’ they don’t belong here.”
    Villaraigosa first ran, unsuccessfully, for the mayoralty of Los Angeles in 2001. During that campaign, he refused to renounce his former membership in MEChA, and even said he was proud to have been part of the group.

    He won a second run for mayor four years later, aided by the endorsement of L.A. congresswoman Maxine Waters. When Villaraigosa was sworn into office in January 2005, Al Gore, to whose presidential campaign Villaraigosa had given $1,000 six years earlier, was in attendance.

    In 2005 Villaraigosa was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Latinos in the U.S. He also has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, next to the headline: “Latino Power.”

    At a 2005 convention of some 1,000 Democratic Party activists, Villaraigosa told those in attendance that when he looked around the room, he saw too many white faces, and that the Democrats would have to become more ethnically inclusive if they wanted to increase their influence politically.

    Villaraigosa’s first act as L.A. mayor was to require all government employees under his jurisdiction to sign an ethics pledge. Meanwhile, rumors of Villaraigosa’s own marital infidelity had been circulating for years. In July 2007 he finally admitted to an affair with Mirthala Salinas, a television reporter for the Spanish-language network Telemundo. The affair constituted not only an ethical problem in the mayor's personal life, but also a political conflict of interest in light of the fact that Salinas’ employer, NBC Universal, was campaigning for the authorization of a $3 billion development plan for which it needed Villaraigosa’s approval.

    During a series of mass immigration rallies in the spring of 2007, Villaraigosa sided with the protesters who were demanding expanded rights and privileges for illegal aliens. At a May 1 rally in Los Angeles, unruly demonstrators hurled makeshift projectiles -- including rocks, sticks, frozen water bottles, and bottles filled with urine -- at police officers, who eventually were ordered to end the rally and to arrest anyone engaging in violence. In the process of trying to quell the mayhem, the police officers at the scene suffered more injuries than did the protesters. But three days later, Villaraigosa addressed another crowd of pro-immigration activists at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, telling them, in Spanish, that he condemned the manner in which the L.A.P.D. had dealt with the May 1 situation, and he accused the officers of having broken up the rally without cause.

    In 2008 Villaraigosa served as a co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign.

    Committed to the belief that “global warming” is caused by human industrial activity, Villaraigosa has committed to reducing Los Angeles’ carbon emissions 35 percent by the year 2030.

    Villaraigosa is a great admirer of Jose Angel Gutierrez, co-founder of the Mexican American Youth Organization. He is also a close friend of Mario Obledo, founder of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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    DNC Chairman Villaraigosa's Extremist Past

    by WILLIAM BIGELOW3 Sep 2012

    Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles who was featured on the June 2009 cover of Los Angeles Magazine with the one-word caption, “Failure,” is the chairman of the upcoming Democratic National Convention. The obvious reason is that the Obama administration, which views ethnic communities as separate fiefdoms to cultivate, is targeting the Latino community. And in the separatist prism through which they view the country, it’s only natural that they should pick Villaraigosa, whose entire career started with an extremist Latino group.

    Villaraigosa, whose original name was Tony Villar, entered UCLA as a transfer student from East Los Angeles Community College in 1972. He joined the UCLA chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and was leading it by 1974. MEChA is an Hispanic separatist organization that encourages anti-American activities and civil disobedience. The radical members of MEChA who refer to themselves as “Mechistas,” romanticize Mexican claims to the “lost Territories” of the Southwestern United States — a Chicano country called Aztlan. As head of the UCLA chapter, Villar called on the Chicano Studies Center (CSC) Director Rudolfo ‘Rudy’ Alvarez to resign from his post, accusing him of “trying to alter the concept behind Chicano studies.”

    The UCLA Bruin, the campus newspaper, reported on July 25, 1974: “Chicano students are considering filing a class action suit against Rodolfo Alvarez, Chicano Studies Center (CSC) director … ‘Where at one time the Steering Committee composed of students, faculty, and community people was the policy making body of the Center, now Rudy is its sole dictator,’ said Tony Villar.”

    The Bruin continued: “Both Villar and Garcia attacked the Alvarez-directed CSC for working only with government-sponsored drug programs ‘instead of community organizations like the National Committee to Free Los Tres.'” The “National Committee to Free Los Tres,” was created by former MEChistas to defend three members of the militant Chicano organization Casa Carnalismo who were convicted of assaulting a federal narcotics officer posing as a drug dealer in East Los Angeles. By 1974, a Marxist-Leninist faction emerged within the NCFLT that intended to transform its parent group Casa Carnalismo into a “revolutionary vanguard” dedicated to the “liberation of the Mexican people.” Professor Alvarez wound up resigning.

    In 2001, during the 2001 campaign for Los Angeles mayor, Villaraigosa was asked at the final mayoral debate if he still adhered to MEChA’s goals, and refused to give a direct yes or no answer.
    As mayor he has used patronage to keep his friends in jobs where they can help him reach power to implement his long-term goals.

    Villaraigosa said of Mitt Romney earlier this summer, “I think it’s pretty clear that he has amnesia.” But the one who’s pretending to have amnesia is Villaraigosa; his past radicalism is the nasty undercurrent in every move he makes.
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