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Mayor Eric Garcetti passes on bid for governor, so is a presidential run in his sights?




Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Wakeland greet the crowd for his inauguration at City Hall in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2017.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and First Lady Amy Wakeland greet the crowd for his inauguration at City Hall in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 2017.
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Californians won't head to the polls to pick a new governor for another year, but the race is already crowded with political heavyweights. 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not be one of them. He dispelled rumors about his potential bid when he announced yesterday that he will not run for California governor.  

Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Politico's David Siders about what that could mean for the governor's race and what it tells us about Garcetti's political aspirations after he terms out as mayor.  

To hear the full interview about Eric Garcetti's decision not to run for California governor, click on the media player above.