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Mayor Villaraigosa hits Sunday talk shows

September 2, 2012 | 10:23 am

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows saying he hopes to highlight gains made under the Obama administration and contrast them to failed Republican policies during the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

During his appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, said he wants to "crystallize the path before us with choices that the American people have in this election, a choice that invests in the economy from the middle-out, that continues to build on some of the progress."

The convention will be held later this week in Charlotte, N.C.

During his appearance on Sunday's show, Villaraigosa also said the economy has been improving.

"We want to continue that. And I think we also want to compare and contrast that with the failed Bush policies that [Mitt] Romney/[Paul] Ryan would like to promote going into the future," he said.

Several Los Angeles politicians have warned of upcoming economic troubles for the city and Villaraigosa has been criticized for not paying closer attention to local matters, something he denies.


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