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villaraigosa slaps at newsom's education record while campaigning in l.a. county


candidate for california governor antonio villaraigosa slapped at front-runner gavin newsom’s education record on wednesday by pointing to racial disparities in san francisco’s schools.“in the debate the other day, one of the candidates talked about how great his county had done on education, on test scores and the like,” the former los angeles mayor said during a campaign stop at mexican restaurant in bell. “and he goes on and on about his county, san francisco county. when he was finished, i had to jump in and [say], ‘you know what he didn’t say? it’s the worst county for african-american students in the entire state.’ we’ve got to stand up for the notion that every kid deserves a fair shot. every kid.”newsom, who was san francisco’s mayor before becoming lieutenant governor, acknowledge






california secretary of state alex padilla backs gavin newsom for governor over


secretary of state alex padilla, the highest-ranking latino in a statewide elected position in california, endorsed gavin newsom for governor on thursday.padilla said he had known newsom for more than a decade and admired his track record as mayor of san francisco and now lieutenant governor. “it’s always important to [have] leaders that are committed and get it done, and that’s what i’ve seen in gavin newsom over and over and over again,” padilla said, speaking to dozens of newsom supporters at a union hall in downtown los angeles.the endorsement was seen as a slap at former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, who is one of newsom’s top rivals in the governor’s race. padilla was president of the los angeles city council during the two years villaraigosa was a member of the body, and f






california politics news feed - la times


secretary of state alex padilla, the highest-ranking latino in a statewide elected position in california, endorsed gavin newsom for governor on thursday.padilla said he had known newsom for more than a decade and admired his track record as mayor of san francisco and now lieutenant governor. “it’s always important to [have] leaders that are committed and get it done, and that’s what i’ve seen in gavin newsom over and over and over again,” padilla said, speaking to dozens of newsom supporters at a union hall in downtown los angeles.the endorsement was seen as a slap at former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, who is one of newsom’s top rivals in the governor’s race. padilla was president of the los angeles city council during the two years villaraigosa was a member of the body, and f






gavin newsom blasts company that employed and donated to rival antonio villaraig


california lt. gov. gavin newsom on friday blasted a company that has employed and donated heavily to gubernatorial race rival and fellow democrat antonio villaraigosa.newsom, campaigning at a union hall in riverside, was asked about his position on cadiz inc.’s proposal to pump water from a mojave desert aquifer to provide water to southern california.“i don’t support it,” he replied. “… i’m worried about what it means to the mojave desert. i’m worried about what it means for the environment. i don’t like people buying influence. i don’t like money determining the fate of even good ideas, let alone bad ideas. i don’t like the way this whole thing has played out. it doesn’t sit well with me.”cadiz is among many companies villaraigosa worked for after leaving office in 2013. cofounded by vi






rivalry in the air as newsom and villaraigosa march with armenians in los angele


an armenian march across los angeles on monday served as a stage for the budding rivalry between antonio villaraigosa and gavin newsom as the two democrats vied for the loyalty of a key constituency in next year’s race for governor.“this isn’t the first time i’ve been here,” villaraigosa, the former los angeles mayor, said at the march's launching grounds in pan pacific park. “for some, it may be.”“some” was an apparent reference to newsom, the former san francisco mayor, who was standing just a few steps away.it was indeed the first time newsom had joined the los angeles march. but newsom said he’d participated in many san francisco protests calling on turkey to acknowledge its 1915 genocide of armenians. turkey disputes that a genocide took place.both villaraigosa and newsom, rivals in t






newsom, villaraigosa and garcetti all appear at l.a.'s armenian march


two california gubernatorial candidates and one potential candidate joined the tens of thousands expected to march and rally monday in los angeles to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the armenian genocide.candidates lt. gov. gavin newsom and former l.a. mayor antonio villaraigosa marched with fellow democrat ​​​​​​l.a. mayor eric garcetti, who hasn't ruled out a run for the office.here's everything you need to know about who's running for california governor and who's still on the fence. 






two top candidates for california governor have been touting their healthcare wi


gavin newsom and antonio villaraigosa are depicting themselves as democratic healthcare visionaries as they campaign to become california’s next governor.to prove his healthcare mettle, newsom points to healthy san francisco, a first-of-its-kind universal system adopted while he reigned as the city’s mayor in 2006. newsom’s work on the program helped him land an endorsement from the influential california nurses association, and a boast or two will surely punctuate his speech at their convention on friday as hyper-partisan politics intensify over efforts to repeal the affordable care act and implement a national single-payer plan.villaraigosa holds up the creation of healthy families, legislation he authored as a state assemblyman in 1997 that provided coverage for the children of californ






newsom tops list of candidates for governor – the mercury news


berkeley — lt. gov. gavin newsom is maintaining a clear edge over other declared candidates in the 2018 california governor’s race, according to a new poll by uc berkeley’s institute of governmental studies.newsom was preferred by 28 percent of registered voters when paired with four other declared candidates. john cox, a republican venture capitalist from san diego county, was the choice of 18 percent of voters. trailing were the three other democrats who have jumped into the race: former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa (11 percent), state treasurer john chiang (8 percent) and former state schools superintendent delaine eastin (3 percent).about one in three voters — and nearly half of independent voters — said they did not yet have a preference in the race.mark dicamillo, the poll’






poll: newsom, villaraigosa lead pack in california governor's race as feinstein'


lt. gov. gavin newsom and former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa top the field in california’s race for governor, according to a new poll by the public policy institute of california.meanwhile, sen. dianne feinstein has a dominate lead in her bid for reelection.but a third of likely voters polled in california don’t know who they will vote for in either race, meaning there’s plenty of room for jockeying among the candidates as the june primary election approaches.ppic president mark baldassare said he was surprised about the number of undecided voters given that these races are for california’s two most coveted political posts.“it seems high to me, especially in the senate race when you have an incumbent running,” baldassare said.he said that californians appear to be more political






villaraigosa leads among latino voters in new poll, but a significant number are


latino voters in california strongly support antonio villaraigosa in the governor’s race, but a significant number remain undecided, according to a new poll released wednesday.villaraigosa, the former mayor of los angeles, was backed by 31% of latino registered voters in a latino community foundation poll, while lt. gov. gavin newsom was backed by 14%. the rest of the candidates polled in the low single digits. the greatest number of respondents, 36%, said they were undecided.the poll of 900 latino registered voters was conducted by landline and cellphone calls and online between jan. 6-14, and has a margin of error of 3.3 points in either direction. conducted by the consulting group latino decisions, the survey will be released publicly later wednesday.winning latino votes is key to villa






newsom settles in as center of his rivals' attention in first major debate of ca


a raucous, catcalling audience and volley of sharp political attacks enlivened the first major debate in california’s 2018 governor’s race saturday, with front-runner gavin newsom taking the brunt of the blows from the candidates on stage.most of newsom’s rivals tried at the event to chip away his dominant lead in the polls and money race as the contest, which has been sleepy for the last year, grows more visible and confrontational. the face-off took place at the empowerment congress summit, an annual gathering held at usc.newsom, the lieutenant governor and former mayor of san francisco, kept a steely smile throughout most of the morning debate. he largely stayed out of the fray and on message, even after he was accused of being inconsistent and unrealistic on single-payer healthcare, an






gavin newsom leads governor race in santa clara county


lt. gov. gavin newsom is the frontrunner in the 2018 governor’s race among santa clara county voters, according to a new poll released friday.newsom leads the pack with 39 percent of registered voters, followed by republican businessman john cox at 16 percent, according to the poll, which was sponsored by the silicon valley leadership group.other candidates and possible candidates trailed far behind. billionaire environmental activist tom steyer (who is considering joining the race) was at 6 percent, former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa at 5 percent, former state schools superintendent delaine eastin at 4 percent, state treasurer john chiang at 3 percent and los angeles mayor eric garcetti (who has not said whether he’ll run) at 2 percent.the poll didn’t include state assemblyman 






california teachers assn. votes to endorse gavin newsom for governor


the politically influential california teachers assn. on saturday endorsed democratic lt. gov. gavin newsom for governor, praising his support for public schools and his promise to hold charter schools more accountable.“gavin has long supported increased funding for education and is committed to making investing in students a top priority as governor,” cta president eric heins said in a written statement saturday. “he supports a public education system that attracts, not attacks, teachers, universal preschool and affordable college for all.”the move is not entirely surprising given the antagonism between one of newsom’s top democratic rivals, former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, and teachers unions in california.villaraigosa launched his career as a union organizer, including for






chiang backer seems to compare candidate's democratic gubernatorial rivals to pr


los angeles city councilman jose huizar on tuesday essentially compared fellow democrats gavin newsom and antonio villaraigosa to president trump as he endorsed state treasurer john chiang in the 2018 governor’s race.“john is the very definition of a public servant,” huizar said during a news conference in mariachi plaza in boyle heights. “if you want flash and no substance, look no further than the white house at this time and see how that’s working out. but if you want a trusted, steady and fearless leader who knows when to be tough against special interests, who knows when to cross the aisle to get things done for the people, then john chiang is your choice for governor.”huizar didn’t mention villaraigosa or newsom by name, but the reference was clear. the chiang campaign has framed the






antonio villaraigosa questions whether a state single-payer healthcare system is


democratic gubernatorial candidate antonio villaraigosa said he supports universal healthcare but advocates for a state-sponsored single-payer system may be “creating false expectations” given the enormous costs involved.the former los angeles mayor, speaking on kppc’s "airtalk" with larry mantle on wednesday morning, said california’s top priority should be to replace the estimated $20 billion in federal money the state may lose for healthcare programs if the affordable care act is repealed.the comment came after mantle asked villaraigosa if he supported a bill in the california legislature that would create a single-payer health system for california. according to a legislative analysis, the cost of the proposed healthcare system would be $400 billion annually.villaraigosa said he suppor






democratic candidates for governor disagree on charter schools, single-payer hea


san francisco — the four democrats running to be the next governor of california disagreed about whether the state needs more charter schools and how to achieve single-payer health care in a debate on tuesday.but lt. gov. gavin newsom, former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, state treasurer john chiang and former state superintendent of public education delaine eastin appeared to agree on most of the issues — from affordable housing construction to climate change — at a forum at the city club sponsored by the san francisco chronicle.the candidates also voiced support for some reforms to proposition 13, the landmark 1978 ballot measure that limits property taxes and requires a two-thirds vote in the legislature to raise taxes. but while all the candidates in the debate — the second i






california’s governor race tightens as antonio villaraigosa inches closer to gav


san jose — a new statewide survey shows democrats gavin newsom and antonio villaraigosa in a closer than expected race for california governor, with republicans so far behind that for the first time they may not make the statewide ballot next november.the survey released thursday by the public policy institute of california also shows u.s. sen. dianne feinstein leads a fellow democrat, state senate leader kevin de león, by a 2-1 ratio — a testament to the veteran lawmaker’s name recognition across the state.“senator feinstein is leading in the top-two u.s. senate primary next june — reflecting the incumbent’s favorability rating — while the challenger is not well known,” said mark baldassare, president and ceo of the ppic, who has directed the statewide survey since 1998.newsom, the state’






newsom, villaraigosa disagree about universal health care


anaheim, calif. (ap) — the two leading democrats running for california governor disagreed at a forum sunday about how to achieve universal health care.lt. gov. gavin newsom defended his support for a government-run health care system at a forum hosted by the national union of healthcare workers, the sacramento bee reported .however, former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa dismissed the concept, known as a single-payer system, as unrealistic and advocated for a public option that allows people to buy into the existing medi-cal program.he credited democratic assembly speaker anthony rendon for shelving a bill that proposed to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all californians because it lacked key details about how the system would be funded.most read






villaraigosa pledges to restore 'a little luster' to the california dream in a c


antonio villaraigosa argued friday that he is best suited to be california’s next governor because he had been tested when he was los angeles’ mayor during the recession, and had proven that he could make politically unpopular decisions in the best interests of the people.“look at the track record. i’ve not been afraid to take on my friends. i’ve not been afraid to say no,” villaraigosa told a couple hundred people at a luncheon at an automotive school in rancho cucamonga. he noted that he furloughed 37,000 city employees and laid off 1,000 workers during the recession to stave off bankruptcy, and challenged the city’s school district and teachers union because he believed they were failing students.“i took on those interests even though they were probably the most important group that got






lt. gov. gavin newsom has now endorsed two people for one state democratic party


lt. gov. gavin newsom, who is running for governor, announced tuesday that he is supporting kimberly ellis' run to become the new chairperson of the california democratic party.newsom endorsed ellis’ rival, eric bauman, last year and said that he still supports him in an email to state party delegates.“california democrats have two strong choices,” newsom wrote on tuesday. “… i believe both kimberly and eric have the vision and experience to lead our party into the future. let’s have a civil race, unite our party, and focus on the vital work ahead.”newsom said his newfound support of ellis was prompted by the activist demonstrating her skills during the campaign to lead the state party, the largest and one of the most influential in the nation.when newsom endorsed bauman, the conventional






newsom leads california governor's race, but villaraigosa is close behind


sacramento — in the crowded and ever-expanding race to become california’s next governor, lt. gov. gavin newsom’s early lead in the polls is narrowing as former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa gains ground, according to a new survey released wednesday.uc berkeley’s igs poll found that 22 percent of likely voters support newsom — down from 28 percent in march — and 17 percent favor villaraigosa, a six-point bump. 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.but a plurality of likely voters polled — 37 percent — said they didn’t have a preference.“at this early stage, it appears that undecided is going to be california’s next governor,” quip






newsom leads california governor's race, but villaraigosa is close behind


sacramento — in the crowded and ever-expanding race to become california’s next governor, lt. gov. gavin newsom’s early lead in the polls is narrowing as former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa gains ground, according to a new survey released wednesday.uc berkeley’s igs poll found that 22 percent of likely voters support newsom — down from 28 percent in march — and 17 percent favor villaraigosa, a six-point bump. 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.but a plurality of likely voters polled — 37 percent — said they didn’t have a preference.“at this early stage, it appears that undecided is going to be california’s next governor,” quip






north-south rivalry may heat up in governor's race


one of california’s most enduring conflicts is the one between san francisco and los angeles for economic, cultural and, of course, political dominance.san francisco was no.1 during the latter half of the 19th century, its dominance fueled by the gold rush and the banking empires it spawned. but los angeles came on strong during the 20th century as its population surged with immigration from other states, its industrial base expanded and its port became the nation’s gateway to asia and the pacific rim.the not-so-friendly competition continues in the 21st century with high technology powering san francisco’s economic and political potency, while los angeles struggles to absorb and employ immigrants, especially those from latin america.the north-south rivalry could play out in the political






why a trio of democratic candidates for governor are dropping by a public union


a powerful public employee union’s three-day strike against riverside county to protest working conditions will draw three of california’s top democratic candidates for governor on wednesday.lt. gov. gavin newsom, former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa and state treasurer john chiang all plan to drop by to offer their support for service employees international union local 721, a clear nod to just how much political muscle public employee unions have in california.the seiu represents more than 700,000 government workers and its state council alone spent more than $14 million during the 2016 election, and that doesn’t include separate political spending by local chapters. (the seiu local 721's political committees, for example, dished out more than $1.5 million in 2016.)the union is






healthcare a hot issue in race for california governor


with the hyperpartisan politics surrounding healthcare stirred up by efforts to repeal obamacare and calls for a single-payer system, both lt. gov. gavin newsom and former los angeles antonio villaraigosa are claiming the mantle of healthcare visionary.on the campaign trail the two democratic candidates for governor are touting their signature healthcare accomplishments from earlier in their political careers as their bona fides.for newsom, it’s about healthy san francisco, the nation’s first municipal universal healthcare program, approved while he was mayor; and for villaraigosa, it’s healthy families, which provided healthcare coverage to the children of california’s working poor, legislation he authored as a california assemblyman.but do they deserve all the credit? it sure doesn’t loo






longtime villaraigosa ally jose huizar to back his rival john chiang for califor


state treasurer john chiang plans to poke at one of his top gubernatorial rivals tuesday when he unveils a notable endorsement at mariachi plaza in boyle heights.that neighborhood is the birthplace of former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, and chiang will be endorsed there by los angeles city councilman jose huizar, the man villaraigosa recruited to run for his council seat when he was elected mayor in 2005. villaraigosa declined to comment on the endorsement.“john chiang is a powerful voice for efficiency and transparency in state and local government who has saved taxpayers billions as controller and treasurer,” huizar said in a statement. “john chiang is the candidate for governor with the experience and proven track record to fight for a better future for all californians.”chia






is john chiang the 'undervalued stock' in california's governor’s race?


john chiang’s paign for california governor may be gaining some steam. paign finance reports released last week showed that chiang, california’s treasurer, raised $4.2 million in 2016, almost matching the money raked in that year by democratic rival lt. gov. gavin newsom. on tuesday, chiang snagged the early endorsement of  embly speaker anthony rendon (d-paramount). rendon may not be a household name in california, but the speaker is one of the most powerful and influential politicians in the state. “it makes john chiang the candidate to watch in the race. between an endorsement like this and the fundraising string that john chiang has shown in the paign, it’s clear that this at least a two-person race — it’s probably going to be a three- or four-person race,” said bay area democratic






longtime villaraigosa ally jose huizar backs his rival john chiang for californi


state treasurer john chiang plans to poke at one of his top gubernatorial rivals tuesday when he unveils a notable endorsement at mariachi plaza in boyle heights.that neighborhood is the birthplace of former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, and chiang will be endorsed there by los angeles city councilman jose huizar, the man villaraigosa recruited to run for his council seat when he was elected mayor in 2005.“john chiang is a powerful voice for efficiency and transparency in state and local government who has saved taxpayers billions as controller and treasurer,” huizar said in a statement. “john chiang is the candidate for governor with the experience and proven track record to fight for a better future for all californians.”chiang, who entered the gubernatorial race months before






who will be california's next governor? new poll shows newsom leads with 1 in 3


in the race to replace termed-out gov. jerry brown, the largest number of voters in a new statewide poll does not favor a candidate in the race. about 1 in 3 voters said they were undecided, according to the survey by the uc berkeley institute of governmental studies.among candidates who have entered the race, lt. gov. gavin newsom holds a strong lead with 28% of the vote, followed by republican businessman john cox with 18%, according to the poll, which was released wednesday. former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa clocks in at 11%, state treasurer john chiang at 8% and former state schools chief delaine eastin at 3%.because the race is far away and public campaigning has not yet started in earnest, the poll could primarily be an indicator of name recognition. the field of candidat






big stakes, little focus. so who's running for california governor, anyway?


who’ll be the next governor of california? it’s a complete and utter mystery.insurance commissioner gavin newsom? antonio villagarosa? kamala harris?actually, none of the above.newsom is california’s lieutenant governor, not insurance commissioner.the former mayor of los angeles spells his name villaraigosa. and unlike those two, harris is not even running for governor; indeed, she’s just starting to warm the u.s. senate seat she won in november.the fight to succeed democrat jerry brown is likely to be the most wide-open and unpredictable california governor’s race since at least 1998, when the overwhelming underdog gray davis surged to victory in the final weeks of the democratic primary and took the office in a november landslide.one would hardly know it, though, talking to voters who ha






john chiang attacks gavin newsom's book 'citizenville' for drawing gop praise


state treasurer john chiang plans to launch a new attack against lt. gov. gavin newsom in the california governor’s race tuesday by pointing out that a prominent republican praised newsom’s 2013 book “citizenville.”“why did newt gingrich call gavin newsom’s book ‘a blueprint for the republican party?’ ” reads a post that will be published on www.gavinfacts.com, a site chiang created about newsom’s record. it has had a single post that criticized newsom’s tenure as mayor of san francisco.the new critique centers on former house speaker gingrich’s praise for the book.“citizenville” argued that the modern form of government is outdated and that citizens can improve the government through technology. at the time of its publication, gingrich praised the book but said he deeply disagreed with ne






democrats in the hunt for california governor work the party faithful at state p


state democratic leaders got their first long look at their party’s field of 2018 gubernatorial candidates at the california democratic party’s convention in sacramento this weekend, with all calling on california to lead the resistance against republican president donald trump.the raucous event was disrupted by protests and rallies, and led by a party chairman, john burton, who didn’t hesitate to hurl f-bombs toward the rabble rousers. the loudest protests came from democrats aligned with bernie sanders, who demanded party support for a single-payer health care program and that the party stop accepting corporate donations.the four top democratic candidates in the running for governor tried their best to tap into that uprising while also cozying up to the party faithful.lt. gov. gavin news






california politics updates: brown launches climate data effort with bloomberg a


gavin newsom continues to dominate fundraising in the 2018 race for california governor, raising millions more than his democratic opponents in the reporting period that recently closed, according to preliminary information filed with the state.newsom, the state’s lieutenant governor, raised nearly $3.6 million in large donations in the first six months of this year, a quarter of which dropped in the final week of june. in the same time period, state treasurer john chiang raised more than $1.1 million and former los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa raised nearly $1.2 million in large donations, according to the filings with the secretary of state’s office. former state schools chief delaine eastin, also a democrat, raised $69,000 in large donations.the reporting period closed june 30, bu






california politics updates: rohrabacher could face questions from senate commit


lt. gov. gavin newsom said wednesday that california’s next governor must do more than simply build upon gov. jerry brown’s legacy because of the massive economic transformation and uncertainty the state will face in coming years.“there are certain trend lines that are not yet headlines that to me require a different kind of engagement,” newsom said, pointing to demographic changes, worker skills shortages, debt and workers being displaced by automation. “short-term-ism has got to be replaced with some long-term thinking on these issues. and the governor’s just been brilliant at solvency and triage and getting the state back on its feet, but the next governor, i think, is going to really need to lean in on these deeper, bigger issues.”newsom made the remarks in an interview with the times






gop candidate john cox launches attack against democrat gavin newsom in californ


gop gubernatorial candidate john cox is attacking one of his rivals in the race – but not the candidate one would expect.rather than critiquing the record of the other main republican in the race, assemblyman travis allen of huntington beach, cox is blasting democratic front-runner gavin newsom in a fundraising plea.cox sent voters mailers urging them to send a “pink slip” to newsom, the state’s lieutenant governor, and tied newsom to termed-out gov. jerry brown.“with your help, we can end gavin newsom’s employment with the state of california and change our terrible direction before it’s too late,” the letter says, before describing the “disastrous jerry brown/gavin newsom record of failure.”the letter includes a pledge voters can sign that reads, “gavin, you’re fired!” and blames brown a






how antonio villaraigosa went from a union organizer to a union target


antonio villaraigosa launched his political career off his work as a union organizer, and labor played a critical role in getting him elected to office. so it was a remarkable moment when villaraigosa, as los angeles’ mayor, blasted the city’s teachers union where he once worked as “the largest obstacle to creating quality schools.”now, as villaraigosa runs for governor, this evolution is the reason one of the state’s most powerful interests may try to sink his campaign.“unless a miracle happens … there’s going to be a lot of money put into efforts against antonio,” said a.j. duffy, the former president of united teachers los angeles. “it’s going to be down and dirty.”villaraigosa is the most prominent democrat in california to challenge the teachers unions, a fight that he has continued s






iraqi lawmakers approve 'reciprocity measure' in response to u.s. travel ban


two lawmakers say that the iraqi parliament has approved a "reciprocity measure" after president donald trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens from iraq and six other muslim-majority countries from entering the united states.the measure, adopted by lawmakers at a monday session of parliament, is to apply to americans entering iraq.lawmakers kamil al-ghrairi and mohammed saadoun told the ociated press the decision is binding for the government. both say the decision was p ed by a majority votes in favor but couldn't offer specific numbers. no further details were available on the wording of the parliament decision.trump travel ban protests rad fiedler / afp/getty imagesprotesters gather at the los angeles international airport's tom bradley terminal on jan. 30, 2017, to demons