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Oct122017

POLITICS (National, State, Local/ Los Angeles): Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, "President" Eric Garcetti?: Report/analysis (Mark Barabak), "No one has ever gone straight from City Hall to the White House. Can L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti end that streak?" ....

***Mayor Eric Garcetti, "President" Eric Garcetti?

* Los Angeles Times (Mark Barabak):  "No one has ever gone straight from City Hall to the White House. Can L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti end that streak?" - From the LAT:

There are many paths to the presidency, most of them a standard climb from one elected office to the next.A whole passel of lawmakers have cycled their way through a governorship or the U.S. Senate en route to the White House. Others arrived with less buttoned-down backgrounds. There have been war heroes, a former haberdasher, a onetime movie actor.

And then, of course, there is the current occupant whose resume — real estate developer, beauty pageant promoter, conspiracy monger, reality TV celebrity — comprises a category all its own.

In the whole history of the United States, however, there has never been a candidate who made the leap straight from City Hall to the White House, or who even managed to win his party’s presidential nomination. Several mayors have tried, some more plausibly than others .....................