Villaraigosa backs Newsom in LA after failed gubernatorial bid

Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom meet up for the first time since Newsom came out on top in the primary race to set November's gubernatorial ballot.
Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom meet up for the first time since Newsom came out on top in the primary race to set November's gubernatorial ballot.
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Antonio Villaraigosa, who fell short in his bid to be California's net governor, joined frontrunner Gavin Newsom at Homeboy Industries' Homegirl Cafe in Los Angeles on Tuesday. L.A.'s former mayor praised his formal rival as a leader who wants the best for the state

It was the first time the two had met since Villaraigosa conceded and it marked the closing of the curtains on a brutal primary campaign.