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LA Mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez looks to increase profile




Mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez fist bumps with a Sabaq. Pleitez has focussed on canvassing poorer, Latino neighborhoods since his campaign started in July.
Mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez fist bumps with a Sabaq. Pleitez has focussed on canvassing poorer, Latino neighborhoods since his campaign started in July.
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The conventional wisdom in Los Angeles is that Emanuel Pleitez’s campaign for mayor is going nowhere. If so, it’s definitely going nowhere fast. The 30-year-old former tech executive is spending his final days running for mayor performing a low-tech, high-speed publicity stunt designed to increase name recognition. KPCC's Grant Slater followed the hopeful mayor on the campaign trail.