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District attorney race features two very different candidates




Chief Deputy DA Jackie Lacey (R) and Deputy DA Alan Jackson.
Chief Deputy DA Jackie Lacey (R) and Deputy DA Alan Jackson.
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The race for District Attorney hasn't received much attention this election season, even though the office wields enormous power over the Los Angeles County criminal justice system.  

KPCC's Frank Stoltze says the contest features a woman who would be the first female and first African American DA, against a star prosecutor who's handled some of L.A.'s highest profile cases.