* Daily News (City News Service): "Antonio Villaraigosa: 'I want to run for governor,' says soon-to-be-former L.A. mayor" - From the DN:
Termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has been coy about his plans when he leaves office at the end of the month, said today he definitely wants to run for governor, although he didn't say when that might happen. Speaking to KPCC radio's Larry Mantle, Villaraigosa said flatly, "I want to run for governor. In fact, I fully expect that I will."
Villaraigosa did not expand on his desire to run, saying only that he believes in "public service." He has hinted in the past that he would not run against Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.
Last month, L.A. Weekly reported that the outgoing mayor would be leaving office facing a questionable future, with little money saved and no job. But Villaraigosa told KPCC he had a vision for his post-mayoral life, noting that he plans to move to Venice. "I love that part of the city, and it's always been a great supporter of mine," he said.
He said he hopes to affiliate with a university or think tank and "maybe do a little public speaking." "Then, you know, I want to do a listening tour," he said. "I think we all want to restore the California dream and I want to figure out how to do it."
For the immediate future, Villaraigosa said he is open to anything................