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    Garcetti Wins L.A. Mayor’s Race

    Candidate in the Los Angeles City mayoral race, Councilman Eric Garcetti celebrates with supporters at an election night party at The Hollywood Palladium on May 21, 2013 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. Early results suggest that Garcetti is leading against Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel for the seat held by two-term Antonio Villaraigosa.

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    The epic two-year Los Angeles mayor’s race is finally over—even though in the end, the voters didn’t really seem to care. Wendy Greuel has conceded the race to Eric Garcetti, sources told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, making Garcetti the next mayor of America’s second-largest city. Garcetti will replace incumbent Antonio Villaraigosa, the city’s first Latino mayor. Despite the historic potential of both this year’s candidates—Garcetti will be the first Jewish mayor and Greuel would have been the first woman—officials estimate that three out of four L.A. residents did not vote.

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