Los Angeles Mayor Says He Wants to Run for Governor

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Brace yourselves, California chicas! Your state may have a Latino governor very soon.

Los Angeles' Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who leaves office on June 30 after serving for eight years, has announced that he plans to run for governor. According to HuffPost Latino Voices, Villaraigosa recently said in an interview that he fully expects to run for California governor. "I believe in public service. I want to run for governor. In fact, I fully expect that I will," he said.

This news comes after a statement Villaraigosa released in March indicating that he would not run run against Gov. Jerry Brown, who will be up for a second term next year.

Villaraigosa had received a 53 percent approval rating in a USC Price/Los Angeles Times poll which was released in April.

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