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POLITICS (City of Los Angeles): Rick Orlov's TIPOFF, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, endorsements for city council and school board races, heavy support of Sacramento politicians running for local offices.... 

* Daily News (Rick Orlov's TIPOFF):

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, last week released its endorsements for the City Council and school board races and it is very heavy in its support of Sacramento politicians moving down to City Hall.

It endorsed former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo for the 1st District, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield in the 3rd District, Councilman (and former Assemblyman) Paul Koretz in the 5th District; former Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes in the 7th District and former Assemblyman [current Senator] Curren Price in the 9th District.

Other endorsements include Mike Bonin in the 11th District and John Choi in the 13th District. It did not endorse in the 15th District where Councilman Joe Buscaino is seeking re-election.

The labor group also is backing [former Assemblyman] Mike Eng and David Vela for the Community College Board of Trustees and Monica Garcia, Steve Zimmer and Antonio Sanchez for the Los Angeles Unified School District......