Villaraigosa still haunted by role as 2012 DNC chair

The Californian May 4, 2018: Despite endorsements from Luis Alejo, Simón Salinas, and other leading Monterey County Democrats, gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa has been struggling to gain traction statewide. His poor fourth-place showing in February’s state Democratic convention and his difficulty closing the gap with frontrunner Gavin Newsom underscores his serious credibility problem among party activists, in part from a highly-visible incident on a national stage six years ago which would have otherwise boosted his political fortunes.