by Kirk Siegler
Apr 4, 2013 (Morning Edition) — When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was elected in 2005, not only was he seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, he also was L.A.'s first Latino mayor in more than a century. As Villaraigosa prepares to leave office, many Latino politicians and leaders are assessing the two candidates vying to succeed him. And while one has Mexican ancestry, neither candidate is seen as a product of L.A.'s Latino community or political establishment.
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