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Why liberal Los Angeles might reelect its conservative sheriff

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva rode a wave of progressive energy to become the first Democrat and Spanish speaker to win the seat in more than a century. Now his party is having buyer's remorse.
A campaign promise to reform a troubled department has given way to four years of scandals, attacks on journalists and conservative rhetoric around crime that has shocked Democrats and endeared him to far-right media figures like Tucker Carlson.
It may just propel him to reelection.
Villanueva could cruise to an easy victory next month in the nation's most populous county. He is...
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