Bass now leads Caruso by 36,000 votes in L.A. mayor’s race as margin widens
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles mayoral runoff election (all times local):
The margin of victory for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has widened in a runoff election for the office leading the nation’s largest city.
The Associated Press has projected an advantage for the former Los Angeles Unified school district district superintendent and businessman Antonio Villaraigosa in the upcoming runoff election for mayor. The AP has not yet declared the winner.
The projection was made after counting all votes from Tuesday’s election that had not yet been counted in the city’s last mayoral runoff in 2000.
Villaraigosa won Tuesday with 58 percent of the vote in the runoff election, according to unofficial returns from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters.
He now has 48.8 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns from the Registrar.
The mayor had been projected to win by at least 65,000 votes, based on unofficial returns from the city.
A new poll that shows Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leading his primary opponent for the office leading the nation’s largest city is raising questions among some Democrats about Villaraigosa’s campaign tactics.
The latest poll from the USC Dornsife College Survey Center showed former Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo with a 38.2 percent support in the mayor’s primary on June 5.
Villaraigosa has had high expectations for his second run for the office, but the results of the election Wednesday night are raising questions that seem to be hurting his chances.
The poll also showed former Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees Member Wendy Greuel in a distant second with less than 2 percent.
Villaraigosa is also up by double digits in a poll that was