Villaraigosa to Chair Democratic National Convention

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Antonio Villaraigosa supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, until the handwriting was on the wall. By last September, during a presidential address to a joint session of Congress, he was sitting up in the gallery near Michelle Obama. Now he's not just head of the US Conference of Mayors, he's been picked as chair of the Democratic National Convention next September in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's already released a video calling on people to "speak out," and might attend a series of fundraisers the President is holding tonight in LA and tomorrow in Orange County. Tonight's fundraiser is all about Hollywood, where the President has some fence mending to do over the anti-piracy bills the White House helped kill in the Senate and Congress.

 

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Guests:
Raphael Sonenshein - California State University, Los Angeles - @SonensheinPBI, Ted Johnson - Variety - @tedstew, Bill Carrick - Democratic strategist

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Caitlin Shamberg, Karen Radziner