- Making News: Maxine Waters Endorses Villaraigosa
African Americans could be decisive in LA's mayoral run-off election in May. Four years ago, Mayor Jim Hahn won a big majority of black voters, but today, Antonio Villaraigosa got the endorsement of Congresswoman Maxine Waters. She told a local women-s group, "Jimmy Hahn is not Kenny Hahn. We gave him a chance. He failed, so we-re moving on." KCAL political commentator Kerman Maddox is chair of the Political Action Committee at the First AME Church.