Election 2008

Los Angeles Mayor Endorses Clinton

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This week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Hispanic and black voters were a critical part of the coalition that put Villaraigosa over the top and into the mayor's seat in 2005. But since then, a number of Hispanic activists have wondered whether he is Hispanic enough.

Villaraigosa insists that, although he is Mexican-American, he does not identify himself as a Hispanic politician; rather, he is a politician, who happens to be Hispanic.

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