Molina Gains Endorsements From Boxer, Villaraigosa in City Council Race

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Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, now a candidate for L.A. City Council, is shown at a supervisors meeting in 2013. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

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Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Thursday she has landed three high-profile endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo.

Molina, who is seeking to unseat Councilman Jose Huizar in the March 3 election, abruptly made the announcement after the three politicians appeared as endorsers on a League of Women Voters’ information page describing Molina’s candidacy. That information was provided by Molina’s campaign.

Fred Register, Molina’s political consultant, told The Times on Thursday night that he was unaware the page listing the endorsements had already gone live. That development forced the campaign to reshuffle its plans, by confirming the endorsements all at once on a Thursday night.

“All I can say is, I’m proud of every single one” of the endorsements, Molina said in an interview. “All these endorsements are good, and the reason they’re good is that these are people who know me. I’ve been in the trenches with them from day one.”

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