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Biden, Harris Endorse Karen Bass for Los Angeles Mayor

  • Bass is running against billionaire Caruso in November vote
  • Bass would be first female black mayor of 2nd-largest US city
Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass

Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass

Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg
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US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris endorsed Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass in the Los Angeles mayoral race as the party rallies around her campaign.

Bass, who was on Biden’s shortlist for running mate in 2020, started out as a community activist and later became a six-term congresswoman representing a district in LA and a former speaker of the California assembly. She’s promised to tap her connections at the state and federal level to bring funds and resources for social services and housing to clean up the city.