In LA City Council race, is David Ryu or Nithya Raman more progressive?

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Los Angeles City Hall from Grand Park. In District 4, incumbent City Councilmember David Ryu is being challenged by first-time candidate and urban planner Nithya Raman. Photo by Redspork02 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

One race for LA City Council is drawing big money and celebrity endorsements. In the Koreatown, Silver Lake, and Hollywood area, incumbent David Ryu is facing a challenge from Nithya Raman.

Raman is an urban planner, community activist, and first-time candidate. She forced Ryu into a runoff.

Now Raman is being endorsed by Bernie Sanders and Natalie Portman. Meanwhile, Ryu has endorsements from Nancy Pelosi and Eric Garcetti, among others. 

Both candidates are trying to be the more progressive choice in this race.