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Former State Senate Leader To Try For LA's City Council


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Former State Senate leader Kevin de León, who lost a high-profile U.S. Senate bid against longtime incumbent Dianne Feinstein last year, is now running for L.A.'s City Council.

De León hopes to replace Jose Huizar, who currently represents District 14. The district includes downtown Los Angeles, Highland Park and other nearby neighborhoods. The election will take place in 2020. Huizar is termed out. 

Huizar's wife Richelle had initially planned to run to replace her husband but withdrew after FBI agents raided his offices and home as part of what appears to be a corruption probe.

A longer version of this story aired on KPCC's newsmagazine show Take Two