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Bass and Caruso in Tight Race for LA Mayor, Result May Take Days

  • Caruso has a slight lead over Bass, but race too close to call
  • Candidates focused campaigns on tackling homelessness, crime
Karen Bass speaks during an election night party in Los Angeles, on Nov. 8.
Karen Bass speaks during an election night party in Los Angeles, on Nov. 8.Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images
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US Representative Karen Bass and billionaire real-estate developer Rick Caruso are running neck-and-neck in the race to become mayor of Los Angeles.

Caruso had a slight edge with 51.3% support compared to 48.8% for Bass as of early Wednesday, with an estimated 43% of the votes tallied, according to the Associated Press. If the primary in June is a guide, the outcome may not be known for days, or even longer, depending on the number of late mail-in ballots.