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LA Mayor's race heats up with first debate

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DNC Chair Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Remember that crazy demon sheep political ad from a few years ago? The guy who made it, Fred Davis III, is back, working for a candidate who's running for mayor of L.A.

There's a primary scheduled for March 5th, and if no candidate wins a majority there will be a runoff in May. And the race really kicked off with a debate Saturday night. KPCC's Molly Peterson was there. She joins the show to give us a rundown of what happened.

List of candidates certified for Mayor of Los Angeles for 2013:

JAN PERRY, Los Angeles City Councilwoman 
EMANUEL ALBERTO PLEITEZ, Technology Company Executive 
ERIC GARCETTI, Los Angeles City Councilmember 
WENDY J. GREUEL, Los Angeles City Controller 
ADDIE M. MILLER, Citywide Advocate 
KEVIN JAMES, Radio Broadcaster/Attorney 
NORTON SANDLER, Factory Production Worker 
YEHUDA “YJ” DRAIMAN, Neighborhood Council Secretary

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