Democrats Win First Big Race of 2001

LA Mayor's Office Returns to Dems After 8 Years



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Democratic National Committee

    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA mayor's office will return to
 Democratic hands thanks to a strong showing by two top Democrats in the LA
 mayor's race yesterday.  A June run-off will occur between former California
 Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and City Attorney James K. Hahn, thus
 guaranteeing a Democratic victory after eight years of Republican control.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "It is obvious that after eight years, Los Angeles is ready for Democratic
 leadership and Democratic vision.  These results are a testament to the
 strength of the Democratic Party in Los Angeles and California and the quality
 of candidates we had running in the race," Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 Chairman Terry McAuliffe said.  "Home to our 2000 Democratic Convention, Los
 Angeles is the city of the future.  The diversity of LA's population, the
 creative energy and entrepreneurial excitement you see in every neighborhood
 you visit, and the strong sense of community are symbolic of the values of our
 country and the values of our Party.  I am delighted a Democrat will be
 returning to the mayor's office."
     With this victory for Democrats in the LA mayor's race, McAuliffe said
 that the Party was one fourth of the way towards winning back the big four
 races Republicans took from Democrats in 1993; the LA and New York mayors
 races and the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races. These 1993
 elections were widely seen as harbinger for the 1994 elections.
     "We have top-notch candidates and top-notch state and local parties
 involved in each of these races while the Republicans are in disarray,"
 McAuliffe said.  "Our Party's legacy of fiscal responsibility, strong
 leadership on fighting for the issues families care about and energy and
 enthusiasm are the perfect recipe for victory in 2001 and beyond.  We are off
 to a tremendous start with this victory for Democrats in Los Angeles."
     Visit the DNC's Website at http://www.democrats.org .
 
 

SOURCE Democratic National Committee
    WASHINGTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA mayor's office will return to
 Democratic hands thanks to a strong showing by two top Democrats in the LA
 mayor's race yesterday.  A June run-off will occur between former California
 Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa and City Attorney James K. Hahn, thus
 guaranteeing a Democratic victory after eight years of Republican control.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000107/DCF015 )
     "It is obvious that after eight years, Los Angeles is ready for Democratic
 leadership and Democratic vision.  These results are a testament to the
 strength of the Democratic Party in Los Angeles and California and the quality
 of candidates we had running in the race," Democratic National Committee (DNC)
 Chairman Terry McAuliffe said.  "Home to our 2000 Democratic Convention, Los
 Angeles is the city of the future.  The diversity of LA's population, the
 creative energy and entrepreneurial excitement you see in every neighborhood
 you visit, and the strong sense of community are symbolic of the values of our
 country and the values of our Party.  I am delighted a Democrat will be
 returning to the mayor's office."
     With this victory for Democrats in the LA mayor's race, McAuliffe said
 that the Party was one fourth of the way towards winning back the big four
 races Republicans took from Democrats in 1993; the LA and New York mayors
 races and the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races. These 1993
 elections were widely seen as harbinger for the 1994 elections.
     "We have top-notch candidates and top-notch state and local parties
 involved in each of these races while the Republicans are in disarray,"
 McAuliffe said.  "Our Party's legacy of fiscal responsibility, strong
 leadership on fighting for the issues families care about and energy and
 enthusiasm are the perfect recipe for victory in 2001 and beyond.  We are off
 to a tremendous start with this victory for Democrats in Los Angeles."
     Visit the DNC's Website at http://www.democrats.org .
 
 SOURCE  Democratic National Committee