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Mayor Villaraigosa stops by LA briefly on his way to see Obama

June 19, 2008 | 10:46 pm

At right about this minute Thursday evening, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is boarding a red-eye flight to Florida for a three-day U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. He'll also meet with presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Barack Obama and, what the heck, do a little fundraising for himself as long as he's in the Sunshine State.

Friday morning, according to The Times' Phil Willon, Villaraigosa will speak to a group of Latin American mayors, and then on Saturday the mayor -- who campaigned so ardently for someone else, someone named Hillary Clinton -- will join other big-city mayors for a session with Obama.

-- Andrew Malcolm