Richard Riordan endorses Kevin James in L.A. mayor’s race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan endorsed Kevin James in the mayor’s race Friday, a major coup for the Republican candidate who is seeking to capture conservative votes.

Riordan, who is one of the most prominent Republican leaders in Los Angeles, praised James as the only candidate who isn’t beholden to labor unions.

Riordan has warned repeatedly that the city could face bankruptcy if it doesn’t rein in its employee costs, a claim that some mayoral candidates,
including City Councilman Eric Garcetti, have dismissed as overblown.

Kevin James has used Riordan’s favorable quotes in his campaign
literature but until now had not secured Riordan’s official support.

Summer Party!

KICK OFF THE 2012 CAMPAIGN SEASON!
Please join us for a summer celebration featuring:
Pat Boone, Keynote Speaker
Dennis Prager, Special appearance & book signing
Basil Hoffman, Emcee
Nick “Gunny Pop” Popaditch
Elizabeth Emken, US Senate candidate
Local Republican candidates
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