News, Column: No matter who wins the L.A. mayor’s race, here’s the perfect job for the loser : detailed suggestions and opinions about Column: No matter who wins the L.A. mayor’s race, here’s the perfect job for the loser .
It has been more than a week since the polls closed in the race for mayor of Los Angeles. We still don’t know for sure who won, but we do know a couple of things.
First, Karen Bass is on track to become the first woman and second Black person to lead this great, but deeply troubled city. On Monday and again on Tuesday, the longtime congresswoman expanded her lead over billionaire developer Rick Caruso, with 52.5% to his 47.5%.
Indeed, that she’s ahead at all, much less by 5%, is quite the political feat.
Caruso dumped more than $100 million into his campaign, spending tens of millions advertising on every possible platform and hiring an army of canvassers to go door to door for votes. The unprecedented sum is the biggest reason — but, like it or not, far from the only reason — this race isn’t a Bass landslide. (Not yet anyway.)