CA: Bass elected mayor of LA over billionaire rival

Source: Politico

“Rep. Karen Bass has become the first woman elected mayor of Los Angeles, defeating billionaire developer Rick Caruso who waged the most expensive campaign in the city’s history. The six-term congresswoman and former state lawmaker overcame Caruso’s 10-to-1 spending advantage to win a close contest between two Democrats. She will lead a city simmering with anger over homelessness and the rising cost of living as well as recent displays of corruption and racism at City Hall. Bass is the second [b]lack person to win the mayor’s seat in Los Angeles, which has a painfully divisive history demonstrated most recently by leaked audio of three City Council members using racist and disparaging language as they discussed manipulating voting districts.” (11/16/22)

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/16/rep-karen-bass-defeats-billionaire-to-win-la-mayors-race-00068102