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Political affairs: Does a politician’s infidelity impact how you vote?




Then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at the Mendez Learning Center on Nov. 21, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at the Mendez Learning Center on Nov. 21, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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The field of the 2018 California governor’s race is starting to get crowded.

Six people have declared their candidacy for next year’s contest to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown. Gavin Newsom, current Lieutenant Governor and former Mayor of San Francisco and former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are both top contenders in the race. But they have more than just that in common: Both Newsom and Villaraigosa had suffered a high-profile extramarital affair while in office.

While the impact of their infidelity on the race is yet to be known, the Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend that the two Democrats have hired advisors with knowledge of the other person’s affair.

AirTalk wants to know: Would Newsom or Villaraigosa’s infidelity change how you vote in 2018? Call us at 866-893-5722.