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WILL THE VOTERS SAVE LOS ANGELES?  MAYBE.  IT'S CLOSE.  FROM ABC7:

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With voting in the Los Angeles mayor's race set to end in less than three weeks, a new poll from the Southern California News Group of likely voters found Rick Caruso and Karen Bass are in a tight race: 39.8% to 36.8%, respectively, which is within the margin of error.

"We are neck and neck, so every vote counts," Caruso said on Wednesday while at a campaign event in Van Nuys.

Meanwhile, the Bass campaign told Eyewitness News: "The $80 million and counting Rick Caruso has spent attacking Congresswoman Bass has moved this race to a dead heat. In these final days, our job is to marshal resources to remind voters that this is a choice between an anti-choice republican billionaire who only looks out for his friends and a pro-choice democrat who's always on the people's side."

"Rick Caruso really held his fire over the summer and is now having a major media and street-level push, and Karen Bass is out in the community and pushing her issues," said Raphe Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State Los Angeles.

"But he is able to overwhelm her message to some degree. Bass has a very strong base among Democratic voters who are likely to vote and the real key for Caruso is can he break into that castle. That's where her campaign resides."

COMMENT:   Wouldn't it be grand to flip Los Angeles.  Karen Bass has a radical leftist history, and she swooned over Fidel Castro.  She won't do anything effective for the city because she follows the leftist line closely. 

If Caruso wins, what will the movie stars do?  Will they then actually leave, as they always threaten to do before an election?  Where does Barbra Streisand go? And Jane Fonda?   Will there be an Oscar for best performance as a political dissident?  I really can't wait.

October 21, 2022