In Less than Twelve Hours, the Polls Will Be Open

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This year's primary campaigns in the City of Los Angeles are setting records for political spending. On the top of the ballot, of course, is the race to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The five major candidates for Mayor are City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry; former council member, now City Controller, Wendy Greuel; lawyer and former talk-show host Kevin James and technology executive and former financial advisor Emanuel Pleitez. We hear from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez on the powers the office has and those that it doesn't, then speak with experts following the race.

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  • Dan Schnur - Professor of Politics and Communications,USC and former Republican strategist - @danschnur
  • Jim Newton - editor at Blueprint, public policy and communications professor at UCLA - @newton_jim
  • Fernando Guerra - Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center of the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University - @LMU_CSLA


Warren Olney