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Where Los Angeles’ Political Candidates Get ‘Free Money’

The city's matching funds program is meant to level the playing field for less-affluent candidates who want to run in city elections—and to give small donations more power
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Can Cecil Rhambo Establish Himself as the Reform Candidate to Beat in the Sheriff’s Race?

The LAX police chief, who's running to oust controversial incumbent Alex Villanueva in 2022, adds a local civil rights icon to his list of endorsements
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‘I Feel My City Is in a Crisis’: Karen Bass Opens Up About Her Mayoral Run

In a conversation with Los Angeles magazine on Friday, the U.S. Rep discussed how she'll tackle what ails L.A.
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It’s Official: Karen Bass Enters Race for Mayor

The highly respected U.S. Rep. joins an ever growing field seeking to succeed Mayor Eric Garcetti
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Councilman Kevin De León Joins the Mayor’s Race: ‘We Can’t Go Back to the Old Normal’

The former President of the State Senate talks about what inspired him to run

‘I’m an Outsider with Insider Experience’: A New Candidate Jumps into the Race for Mayor

Jessica Lall, CEO of the Central City Association and a working mom, is the first major non-City Hall candidate to throw her hat in the ring

Why the Race for L.A. County Sheriff Is One to Watch in the Lead-Up to 2022

Early flare-ups between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and former chief Eli Vera have grabbed attention, but there's a lot more to keep an eye on in the coming months
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Can a Blustery Former Cop Become L.A.’s Next Mayor?

Controversial councilman Joe Buscaino has emerged as a surprisingly strong contender in the 2022 mayoral race. Will he be L.A.’s answer to New York City’s Eric Adams, or will progressives take him out?
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Alex Villanueva Demoted a Chief Who’s Challenging Him in the Race for Sheriff

Following a sudden demotion to commander, 30-year department vet Eli Vera says he believes Sheriff Villanueva is retaliating against him for political reasons
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Karen Bass’s Mayoral Momentum Is Building

There are more indicators that the highly regarded Congresswoman could blow up the 2022 Los Angeles mayor’s race