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Maven's Morning Coffee: future of Republican Party in California, Jan Perry as pro-business candidate, Villaraigosa to South America

The Los Angeles Times questions the Republican Party's future in California.
The Los Angeles Times questions the Republican Party's future in California.
Devin Cook

Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, public meetings and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day.

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Today is Monday, Nov. 12, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


The Republican Party is unlikely to have a credible, viable candidate to run against Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It's practically impossible to envision Californians electing a Republican governor in the future, certainly not in the next gubernatorial election, in 2014. Talk to GOP pros and none can suggest a realistic, credible challenger to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown," reports The Times.

The office of Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian admitted to the Daily News that it fabricated a letter in the elected official's monthly column for Patch. "The unorthodox public relations approach marks another eyebrow-raising incident at City Hall over digital billboards, and comes weeks after city leaders admitted a lobbyist for the sign companies wrote a recent motion that could benefit the billboard companies," according to the newspaper.

Los Angeles Times writer Jim Newton says Councilwoman Jan Perry may be the business community's favored candidate in the 2013 mayoral race. "They're without a standard-bearer at the moment, and that could leave Perry with a powerful constituency, a coherent message — and a path.

In Rick Orlov's Tipoff column, Councilman Tony Cardenas prepares for Congress and Majestic Realty raises money for veterans.

At the end of the month, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be off on a trade mission to South America, per KPCC.

Where to Find the Politicians

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will participate in a Veterans Day "Day of Service" at the Veterans Home of California at 9 a.m.




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