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Lackluster Voter Interest in Tight L.A. Mayor's Race

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Lackluster Voter Interest in Tight L.A. Mayor's Race

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Lackluster Voter Interest in Tight L.A. Mayor's Race

Lackluster Voter Interest in Tight L.A. Mayor's Race

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The Los Angeles mayor's race comes to a head Tuesday, with two strong candidates — L.A. City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa and former state Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg — threatening to unseat current Mayor James Hahn. The city is at a fiscal crossroads and the issues are critical — but why has the race failed to create much interest among voters?