L.A.'s High-Profile Mayor Faces Hurdles at Home Being a political rock star with a national following doesn't necessarily translate to big victories at home. After two years in office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is still trying to make good on the promises and goals that got him elected.
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L.A.'s High-Profile Mayor Faces Hurdles at Home

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L.A.'s High-Profile Mayor Faces Hurdles at Home

L.A.'s High-Profile Mayor Faces Hurdles at Home

L.A.'s High-Profile Mayor Faces Hurdles at Home

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Being a political rock star with a national following doesn't necessarily translate to big victories at home. Just ask Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

After two years in office, he's still trying to make good on the promises and goals that got him elected — with mixed results to show for his efforts.